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Table 8 Types of help obtained and needed (Q15 and Q16) by age (years) and sex

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
n % n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
Help Given                  
  Some help given men 96 7.0 824 21.5 1113 22.1 1435 28.5 837 30.9 820 41.2 949 52.3 6074 27.9
  women 216 13.1 1291 25.3 1351 24.0 1415 33.6 613 36.7 779 48.4 822 56.6 6487 30.4
  By spouse men 65 4.7 466 12.1 609 12.1 710 14.1 43.9 16.2 343 17.2 324 17.9 2955 13.6
  women 40 2.4 85 1.7 74 1.3 59 1.4 22 1.3 18 1.1 17 1.2 315 1.5
  By daughter-in-law men 18 1.3 116 4.3 263 5.2 455 9.0 294 10.9 338 17.0 510 28.2 2044 9.1
  women 90 5.4 721 14.1 838 14.9 877 20.8 387 23.1 496 30.8 548 37.7 3957 18.6
  By son men 17 1.2 186 4.8 253 5.0 282 5.6 127 4.7 145 7.3 146 8.1 1156 5.3
  women 68 4.1 345 6.8 279 5.0 278 6.6 115 6.9 115 7.2 125 8.6 1325 6.2
  By daughter men 16 1.2 82 2.1 123 2.4 104 2.1 71 2.6 56 2.8 69 3.8 521 2.4
  women 46 2.8 198 3.9 191 3.4 190 4.5 85 5.1 112 7.0 118 8.1 940 4.4
  By grandchild men 0 0.0 15 0.4 14 0.3 53 1.1 25 0.9 46 2.3 66 3.7 219 1.0
  women 6 0.4 58 1.1 91 1.6 124 2.9 65 3.9 110 6.8 124 8.5 578 2.7
Types of help                  
  Mobility men 16 1.2 148 3.9 246 4.9 307 6.1 222 8.2 265 13.3 363 20.1 1567 7.2
  women 39 2.4 225 4.4 330 5.9 401 9.5 203 12.1 299 18.6 371 25.5 1868 8.8
  Bathing men 19 1.4 121 3.2 204 4.0 308 6.1 241 8.9 269 13.5 424 23.5 1586 7.3
  women 21 1.3 163 3.2 234 4.2 373 8.8 203 12.1 294 18.3 422 29.0 1710 8.0
  Feeding men 26 1.9 160 4.2 244 4.8 317 6.3 196 7.2 198 10.0 271 15.0 1412 6.5
  women 41 2.5 224 4.4 258 4.6 321 7.6 143 8.6 191 11.9 258 17.8 1436 6.7
  Washing clothes men 14 1.0 73 1.9 121 2.4 196 3.9 147 5.4 139 7.0 228 12.6 918 4.2
  women 16 1.0 100 2.0 136 2.4 213 5.1 108 6.5 179 11.1 209 14.4 961 4.5
Some help needed men 620 45.3 2382 62.1 3202 63.5 3309 65.7 1832 66.7 1397 70.3 1273 70.4 14015 64.3
  women 859 52.0 3504 68.7 3871 68.8 3002 71.2 1192 71.3 1189 73.9 1074 73.9 14691 68.9
Types of help                  
  Treatment men 373 27.2 1578 41.1 2090 41.4 2056 40.9 1231 45.5 838 42.2 834 46.2 9000 41.3
  women 565 34.2 2322 45.5 2424 43.1 1833 43.5 753 45.0 732 45.5 703 48.4 9332 43.7
  Financial men 214 15.6 751 19.6 1020 20.2 1081 21.5 518 19.1 459 23.1 364 20.1 4404 20.2
  women 241 14.6 1071 21.0 1329 23.6 1052 25.0 394 23.6 402 25.0 332 22.8 4821 22.6
  Prosthesis men 36 2.6 101 2.6 128 2.5 163 3.2 84 3.1 70 3.5 62 3.4 644 3.0
  women 52 3.1 111 2.2 143 2.5 131 3.1 45 2.7 58 3.6 59 4.1 599 2.8
Total N men 1369   3836   5043   5033   2705   1988   1807   21781  
  women 1653   5102   5628   4215   1672   1608   1453   21331  
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