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Table 1 Absolute (N) and percentage (%) distribution of older adults (60 + years) by relevant socio-economic and demographic characteristics across the full and panel sample during round-I (baseline period) in India

From: Determinants of acquired disability and recovery from disability in Indian older adults: longitudinal influence of socio-economic and health-related factors

Characteristics IHDS round-I (Baseline Period) Absolute
difference
Full Sample Panel Sample
N % N % %
Gender of individual
  Male 8,963 50.1 5,076 48.2 1.9
  Female 8,941 49.9 5,451 51.8 1.9
Age-group (in years)
  60–69 10,917 61.0 7,343 69.8 8.8
  70–79 5,200 29.0 2,663 25.3 3.7
  80+ 1,787 10.0 521 4.9 5.1
Current marital status
  Currently married 11,254 62.9 7,086 67.3 4.4
  Currently not married 6,650 37.1 3,441 32.7 4.4
Level of education
  No formal schooling 10,672 59.6 6,262 59.5 0.1
  Less than 5 years of schooling 3,128 17.5 1,867 17.7 0.2
  6–10 years of schooling 2,736 15.3 1,622 15.4 0.1
  More than 10 years of schooling 1,368 7.6 776 7.4 0.2
Current work status
  Currently working 2,407 13.4 1,593 15.1 1.7
  Currently not working 15,497 86.6 8,934 84.9 1.7
Household headship status
  No 9,294 51.9 5,334 50.7 1.2
  Yes 8,610 48.1 5,193 49.3 1.2
Family structure
  Joint/Extended 13,843 77.3 8,109 77.0 0.3
  Nuclear 2,016 11.3 1,268 12.0 0.7
  Single generation 2,045 11.4 1,150 10.9 0.5
Household wealth quintile
  Poorest 2,699 15.1 1,603 15.2 0.1
  Poor 2,961 16.5 1,777 16.9 0.4
  Medium 3,491 19.5 2,109 20.0 0.5
  Rich 3,852 21.5 2,241 21.3 0.2
  Richest 4,901 27.4 2,797 26.6 0.8
Household below poverty line (BPL)
  No 14,312 79.9 8,445 80.2 0.3
  Yes 3,592 20.1 2,082 19.8 0.3
Caste of household
  Scheduled Tribes 1,126 6.3 607 5.8 0.5
  Scheduled Castes 3,167 17.7 1,858 17.6 0.1
  Other Backward Classes 7,191 40.2 4,334 41.2 1.0
  Others 6,420 35.9 3,728 35.4 0.5
Religion of household
  Hindu 14,641 81.8 8,676 82.4 0.6
  Muslim 1,758 9.8 994 9.4 0.4
  Others 1,505 8.4 857 8.1 0.3
Participates in social groups
  Yes 6,362 35.5 3,813 36.2 0.7
  No 11,542 64.5 6,714 63.8 0.7
Place of residence
  Urban 5,257 29.4 2,764 26.3 3.1
  Rural 12,647 70.6 7,763 73.7 3.1
Country regions
  Northern 5,771 32.2 3,488 33.1 0.9
  North Eastern 562 3.1 290 2.8 0.3
  Central 1,728 9.7 1,029 9.8 0.1
  Eastern 2,637 14.7 1,599 15.2 0.5
  Western 2,577 14.4 1,584 15.0 0.6
  Southern 4,629 25.9 2,537 24.1 1.8
Overall 17,904 100 10,527 100 0
  1. Note – (a) Full sample refers to the original population surveyed during the baseline period (round-I); (b) Panel sample refers to the population who were alive in both rounds of IHDS