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Table 3 Number (n) reporting ‘much difficulty ‘or ‘can’t do it at all’ for each functional capacity (Q 1-12) by age and sex (N = 43112)

From: Disability among elderly rural villagers: report of a survey from Gonoshasthaya Kendra, Bangladesh

  <60 60 < 65 65 < 70 70 < 75 75 < 80 80 < 85 > 85 TOTAL % under-rated
n % n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
Q1 seeing men 13 0.9 116 3.0 217 4.3 316 6.3 262 9.7 252 12.7 362 20.0 1538 7.1 1.6
  women 34 2.1 218 4.3 285 5.1 413 9.8 211 12.6 302 18.8 379 26.1 1842 8.6 2.1
Q2 hearing men 2 0.1 61 1.6 75 1.5 142 2.8 116 4.3 151 7.6 204 11.3 751 3.4 0.8
  women 10 0.6 96 1.9 135 2.4 213 5.1 91 5.4 139 8.6 230 15.8 914 4.3 1.1
Q3 getting up men 8 0.6 47 1.2 67 1.3 93 1.8 81 3.0 99 5.0 206 11.4 601 2.8 0.2
  women 7 0.4 60 1.2 74 1.3 130 3.1 72 4.3 140 8.7 228 15.7 711 3.3 0.3
Q4 standing men 9 0.7 36 0.9 75 1.5 101 2.0 94 3.5 118 5.9 223 12.3 656 3.0 0.3
  women 6 0.4 43 0.8 68 1.2 137 3.3 79 4.7 161 10.0 283 19.5 777 3.6 0.2
Q5 walking men 4 0.3 34 0.9 63 1.2 87 1.7 75 2.8 93 4.7 189 10.4 545 2.5 0.2
  women 7 0.4 42 0.8 57 1.0 119 2.8 68 4.1 141 8.8 227 15.6 661 3.1 0.2
Q6 go outside men 9 0.7 74 1.9 142 2.8 201 4.0 169 6.2 202 10.2 354 19.6 115 5.3 0.3
  women 12 0.7 101 2.0 191 3.4 303 7.2 174 10.4 293 18.2 426 29.3 1500 7.0 0.3
Q7 washing men 2 0.1 37 1.0 70 1.4 92 1.8 74 2.7 114 5.7 213 11.8 602 2.8 0.1
  women 10 0.6 38 0.7 72 1.3 127 3.0 79 4.7 152 9.4 253 17.4 731 3.4 0.2
Q8 lavatory men 4 0.3 35 0.9 70 1.4 84 1.7 68 2.5 92 4.6 196 10.8 549 2.5 0.1
  women 6 0.4 41 0.8 63 1.1 122 2.9 77 4.6 139 8.6 228 15.7 676 3.2 0.1
Q9 understanding men 11 0.8 65 1.7 123 2.4 153 3.0 127 4.7 161 8.1 259 14.3 899 4.1 0.4
  women 10 0.6 117 2.3 201 3.6 230 5.5 124 7.4 169 10.5 283 19.5 1134 5.3 0.5
Q10 remembering men 4 0.3 43 1.1 92 1.8 110 2.2 95 3.5 112 5.6 179 9.9 635 2.9 0.6
  women 12 0.7 78 1.5 119 2.1 158 3.7 84 5.0 129 8.0 228 15.7 808 3.8 0.6
Q11 lifting/carrying men 51 3.7 487 12.7 699 13.9 792 15.7 609 22.5 540 27.2 672 37.2 3850 17.7 1.5
  women 105 6.4 700 13.7 857 15.2 991 23.5 483 28.9 592 36.8 702 48.7 4430 20.8 1.7
Q12 getting food men 22 1.6 81 2.1 83 1.6 108 2.1 75 2.8 73 3.7 87 4.8 529 2.4 1.3
  women 36 2.2 101 2.0 115 2.0 122 2.9 66 3.9 84 5.2 118 8.1 642 3.0 1.6
TOTAL N men 1369   3836   5043   5033   2705   1988   1807   21781   -
  women 1653   5102   5628   4215   1672   1608   1453   21331   -
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