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Table 1 Distribution of older people by demographic and socioeconomic groups

From: Health-related quality of life, and its determinants, among older people in rural Vietnam

Variables n % 95%CI
Overall    
   60+ 2,873 100.0 -
   65+ 2,275 79.2 77.7 - 80.7
   70+ 1,665 58.0 56.2 - 59.8
   75+ 1,096 38.2 36.4 - 39.9
   80+ 589 20.5 19.0 - 22.0
   85+ 263 9.2 8.1 - 10.2
Age groups    
   60-69 1,208 42.0 40.2 - 43.9
   70-79 1,076 37.4 35.7 - 39.2
   80-89 513 17.9 16.5 - 19.3
   90+ 76 2.7 2.1 - 3.2
Gender    
   Male 1,056 36.8 35.0 - 38.5
   Female 1,816 63.2 61.5 - 65.0
Education    
   High school and higher 220 7.7 6.7 - 8.6
   Primary/secondary school 1,122 39.1 35.5 - 37.0
   Read and write only 1,012 35.2 37.3 - 40.9
   Illiterate 518 18.0 16.6 - 19.4
Marital status    
   Married 1,569 54.8 33.0 - 56.6
   Widowed 1,225 42.8 41.0 - 44.6
   Separated, divorced, single 70 2.4 1.9 - 3.0
Living with spouse    
   Yes 876 30.5 28.8 - 32.2
   No 1,994 69.5 67.8 - 71.1
Household head    
   Yes 1,493 52.1 50.2 - 53.9
   No 1,374 47.9 46.1 - 49.7
Working status    
   Yes 1,160 40.4 38.6 - 42.2
   No 1,713 59.6 57.8 - 61.4
Wealth quintiles    
   Richest 603 21.0 19.5 - 22.5
   Richer 639 22.2 20.7 - 23.8
   Middle 637 22.2 20.7 - 23.7
   Poorer 496 17.3 15.9 - 18.7
   Poorest 498 17.3 16.0 - 18.7
National poverty line    
   Above 2,445 85.1 83.3 - 86.4
   Below 428 14.9 13.6 - 16.2