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Table 1 Characteristics of the 834 community-dwelling older participants living in the Netherlands

From: Positive health during the COVID-19 pandemic: a survey among community-dwelling older individuals in the Netherlands

  n (%)
Women a 427 (51)
Aged 76 years and over 317 (38)
Lower educated b 318 (38)
Care use c 202 (24)
Living alone 290 (35)
Urban living 733 (88)
Contact with children 695 (83)
Contact with siblings 658 (79)
Self-rated poor general health 134 (16)
Self-perceived appreciation of the six dimensions
Bodily functions Grade < 6.0 46 (5.5)
Grade 6.0–8.0 591 (71)
Grade > 8.0 197 (24)
Mental wellbeing Grade < 6.0 60 (7.2)
Grade 6.0–8.0 630 (76)
Grade > 8.0 144 (17)
Meaningfulness d Poor 68 (8.1)
Satisfactory 227 (27)
Excellent 530 (64)
Quality of life e Poor 43 (5.1)
Satisfactory 351 (42)
Excellent 436 (52)
Social participation f Poor 417 (50)
Satisfactory 288 (35)
Excellent 126 (15)
Daily functioning g Poor 61 (7.3)
Satisfactory 487 (58)
Excellent 284 (34)
  1. a22 missing (2.6%)
  2. bLower educated: participants who did not receive “higher professional education” or “university education”
  3. cCare use: participants who are being treated by/receiving help from a physiotherapist, psychologist or homecare
  4. d9 no opinion (1.1%)
  5. e4 no opinion (0.5%)
  6. f3 no opinion (0.4%)
  7. g2 no opinion (0.2%)