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Table 3 Percent of elderly experiencing abuse by levels of schooling and selected background characteristics, India, 2011

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

Characteristics of elderly Levels of schooling among elderly Total
  Illiterate 1-7 8+  
Caste
SC 13.4 13.2 3.5 12.1
ST 13.4 17.6 10.2 13.9
OBC 9.8 8.6 3.3 8.0
Others 17.9 14.6 7.2 13.9
Ownership of land
No 14.5 12.0 4.7 11.9
Yes 12.1 11.6 6.6 10.6
Wealth index
Lowest + second (40%) 15.5 16.7 9.8 15.3
Middle (20%) 10.8 8.8 4.6 8.7
Fourth + highest (40%) 11.4 7.5 4.6 7.6
Cognitive ability (Immediate recall of words)
0-5 14.0 12.7 4.2 11.9
6-10 11.8 10.7 7.4 9.5
Total 13.8 11.8 5.5 11.4