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Table 1 Selected background characteristics of the sampled elderly

From: Impact of children's migration on health and health care-seeking behavior of elderly left behind

Characteristics   % N
Age group 60-69 years 52.6 15,089
  70-79 years 34.3 9,824
  80 years or + 13.1 3,764
Sex Male 44.0 12,626
  Female 56.0 16,051
Place of residence Rural 57.1 16,365
  Urban 42.9 12,312
Level of education Higher than secondary 3.8 1,080
  Secondary level 7.1 2,026
  Primary or below 89.2 25,571
Number of children One 8.0 2,303
  Two 16.3 4,688
  Three 19.7 5,653
  Four 17.5 5,030
  Five or more 38.4 11,003
  Mean no. children 4.2
Living arrangement Alone 7.5 2,151
  With child (ren) 61.9 17,742
  With other relatives 30.6 8,784
Average household income per year 100,000 baht or more 16.0 4,578
  30,000-99,999 baht 33.9 9,715
  Less than 30,000 baht 50.1 14,363
Migration of child(ren) No 32.8 9,402
  Yes 67.2 19,275
Total   100.0 28,677
Received money (baht) during the preceding 12 months from migrant children# None 20.9 4,031
  Up to 4999 baht 21.8 4,199
  5000-9999 baht 17.8 3,424
  10000-29999 baht 25.6 4,930
  30000 or above baht 14.0 2,691
Total   100.0 19,275
  1. # Only those elderly who had migrant child(ren), 1USD = approx. 30 Baht