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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics, WHS 2002-03

From: The relationship of living arrangements and depressive symptoms among older adults in sub-Saharan Africa

Country n % Skipped generation household % Single generation household Mean age % Male % Urban % Married % No education % Chronic diseasea GNIpcb HIV/AIDS
prevalencec
MMRd
Burkina Faso 916 14.7 8.6 61.4 51.7 12.6 34.4 95.5 32.3 1012 6.5 1400
Chad 1015 17.5 16.6 61.9 55.9 19.0 58.6 88.6 60.6 1008 4.8 1500
Congo 425 7.1 8.0 59.2 48.7 91.4 73.7 36.3 39.8 606 4.2 940
Côte d’Ivoire 528 7.2 6.9 60.5 58.3 63.5 82.1 63.4 37.8 1500 7.0 1200
Ethiopia 1075 15.6 6.9 60.0 47.9 12.9 57.9 87.2 46.5 724 4.4 871
Ghana 1131 13.0 10.8 62.6 45.3 41.5 69.7 51.8 26.2 2050 3.1 590
Kenya 944 14.9 20.0 62.6 49.2 5.3 62.6 38.1 22.3 992 6.7 1300
Malawi 1105 29.0 20.2 62.1 46.2 4.7 66.1 42.3 59.9 586 14.2 580
Mali 1166 2.1 1.8 64.3 62.0 19.0 41.4 91.6 34.9 878 1.7 630
Namibia 876 13.0 10.7 64.9 39.3 23.3 81.0 49.3 36.4 6410 21.3 370
Senegal 707 2.6 1.1 60.7 56.2 47.1 50.1 75.9 40.5 1535 0.8 1200
South Africa 455 14.2 25.9 60.1 41.5 57.1 81.9 24.9 49.4 10132 15.6 340
Swaziland 719 4.9 6.8 62.5 51.5 18.2 49.1 47.0 46.3 4053 38.8 370
Zambia 700 17.7 10.6 61.2 47.6 22.3 64.9 36.8 16.8 806 15.6 870
Zimbabwe 885 18.1 6.9 63.1 43.6 24.5 64.8 24.3 26.4 - 24.6 610
  1. aAt least one of: angina, arthritis, diabetes, or asthma.
  2. bGNI per capita in 2002 (in 2005 purchasing power parity adjusted internationally dollars).
  3. cEstimated HIV prevalence in the population age 14–49.
  4. dNumber of deaths of women from pregnancy-related causes per 100,000 live births.