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Table 1 proportion of working memory (word recall and computation) problems among elderly by food insecurity and selected sociodemographic parameters

From: Effect of food insecurity on the cognitive problems among elderly in India

  Word-recall problem Computational problem Total
  % % N
Food Insecurity
 Severe 7.3 29.5 199
 Moderate 4.4 18.8 14,178
 Secure 5.4 16.0 17,088
Gender
 Male 4.7 10.2 14,931
 Female 5.1 23.8 16,533
Age
 60–69 2.8 12.6 18,410
 70+ 7.9 24.0 13,054
Marital Status
 Currently married 4.1 12.8 19,536
 never married 7.9 20.9 225
 divorced/separated/deserted 6.3 24.8 11,703
Education
 No Education 5.8 25.9 17,782
 Below primary 3.6 9.0 3598
 Primary 3.3 6.0 3520
 Secondary 4.6 5.4 5285
 Higher 1.9 2.2 1278
Living arrangements
 Living alone 4.8 21.7 1787
 With spouse 3.9 12.7 19,176
 With others 6.8 25.1 10,501
Place of residence
 Rural 4.7 19.1 22,196
 Urban 5.6 13.2 9268
Wealth quintile
 Poorest 5.0 24.1 6829
 Poorer 5.0 18.7 6831
 Middle 6.2 16.2 6590
 Richer 4.0 13.5 6038
 Richest 4.3 12.7 5175
Currently working
 Yes 2.4 11.6 9483
 No 6.6 18.5 13,197
Self-rated health
 Poor 4.3 21.1 4630
 Good 2.1 14.1 26,181
Use of tobacco
 No 4.2 17.5 18,665
 Yes 3.7 14.9 12,539
ADL disability
 Severe ADL 29.0 50.6 999
 Moderate ADL 6.0 20.7 6045
 No ADL 2.7 14.3 24,291
IADL disability
 Severe IADL 22.8 46.0 1859
 Moderate IADL 4.0 18.6 13,281
 No IADL 2.3 11.8 16,164