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Table 1 Frequency distributions of socio-demographic characteristics of the institutionalized elders in Galle District

From: Higher prevalence of geriatric depression, catastrophizing pain and sleep disorders in institutionalized elders: a cross-sectional study in Galle District, Sri Lanka

  Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Age subgroup
 60-74Y Young Old 155 50.0
 75-84Y Middle Old 110 35.5
  > 85Y Old Old 45 14.5
Gender
 Female 202 65.2
 Male 108 34.8
Religion
 Buddhist 292 94.2
 Christian 13 4.2
 Hindu 5 1.6
Ethnicity
 Sinhala 305 98.4
 Tamil 5 1.6
Marital status
 Single 164 52.8
 Married 100 32.3
 Divorced 7 2.3
 Separated 4 1.3
 Widowed 35 11.3
Educational level
 No schooling 41 13.2
 Primary education 114 36.8
 Secondary education 116 37.4
 Up to O/L 31 10.0
 Up to A/L 5 1.6
 Higher education 3 1.0
Previous employment
 Not employed 92 29.7
 Employed 218 70.3
Years of boarding
 1-5 years 234 75.5
 6–10 years 49 15.8
  > 10 years 27 8.7
Satisfaction of the elderly home
 Not satisfied 55 17.7
 Satisfied 255 82.3