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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of analytical sample (N = 5138)

From: Latent dependency classes according to the need for help: a population-based analysis for the older population

Age Mean (SD) Sex N (%)
Age (years) 72.4 (8.5) Female 3173 (61.8)
Age ranges N (%) Male 1965 (38.2)
60–64 1096 (21.3)   
65–69 1081 (21.0) Education N (%)
70–74 997 (19.4) Primary 2799 (54.5)
75–79 832 (16.2) Secondary 1645 (32.0)
80–84 635 (12.4) Tertiary 694 (13.5)
85+ 497 (9.7)   
Need for help in ADL N (%)   
Eating 54 (1.1) Avoiding health risk 158 (3.1)
Dressing 197 (3.8) Displacing outside home 535 (10.4)
Displacing inside home 179 (3.5) Performing housework 501 (9.8)
Changing/maintaining position 180 (3.5) Participating in social life 227 (4.4)
Using the restroom 167 (3.3) Communicating 137 (2.7)
Personal care activities 217 (4.2)   
  1. Descriptive statistics of the main variables and measures in the analytical sample