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Table 1 Number and percentage of sole persons aged 60 years or over by sex and place of residence, Iran, 1986–2016

From: Rising living alone among the elderly in Iran: prevalence and associated factors

Area Sex 1986 1996 2006 2011 2016
Whole country Males 54,443 (3.8) 78,226 (3.7) 102,858 (3.9) 150,926 (5.0) 200,702 (5.5)
Females 189,538 (15.0) 277,374 (15.1) 452,943 (18.4) 739,014 (23.6) 901,539 (24.1)
Total 243,981(9.1) 355,610 (9.0) 555,801(10.9) 889,940 (14.5) 1,102,241(14.9)
Urban Males 25,493 (3.6) 41,743 (3.5) 63,156 (3.8) 99,534 (4.8) 133,825 (5.0)
Females 97,426 (14.3) 161,186 (15.0) 302,326 (19.0) 517,589 (24.0) 641,083 (23.8)
Total 122,919 (8.9) 202,929 (9.0) 365,482 (11.2) 617,123 (14.6) 774,908 (14.5)
Rural Males 28,759 (4.1) 36,346 (3.8) 39,600 (4.1) 51,317 (5.4) 66,477 (6.7)
Females 91,576 (15.9) 115,802 (15.2) 150,443 (17.3) 221,217 (22.7) 260,223 (24.8)
Total 120,335 (9.4) 152,148 (8.9) 190,043 (10.4) 272,534 (14.2) 326,700 (16.0)
  1. Each year, the number of sole older persons is divided by the total number of persons aged 60 years or over multiplied by 100