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Table 2 Percentage of elderly experiencing abuse after turning 60 years of age by type of abuse and level of educational, India, 2011

From: Abuse against elderly in India – The role of education

Experience of abuse Years of education of elderly Chi square test*
  Illiterate 1-4 years 5-7 years 8+ years Total  
Physical 5.3 5.6 3.0 1.9 4.3 63.8 (0.000)
Verbal 12.6 11.2 9.2 4.8 10.2 115.7 (0.000)
Economic 7.1 5.8 4.3 2.0 5.4 89.4 (0.000)
Disrespect 7.5 7.3 4.8 2.5 6.0 77.9 (0.000)
Neglect 6.9 6.0 3.5 1.7 5.2 91.9 (0.000)
No. of elderly 4,501 1,252 1,313 2,660 9,726  
  1. Note: *the figures in the bracket are the p values.