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Table 1 General characteristics: Baseline population compared with "follow-up" population and whole "household" population. % (n).

From: Diminished mental- and physical function and lack of social support are associated with shorter survival in community dwelling older persons of Botswana

Sociodemographics Sub-groups (n) (1062) (372) (249)
    National Household Medical Baseline Follow-up
Gender Male   52 51 52
  Female   48 49 48
Age group (yrs) 60–69   50 45 43
  70–79   27 30 32
  80+   23 25 25
# Mean age (yrs)    72.2 73.2 73.5
Marital status Married   51 54 48
  Single   49 46 52
SES group High   * 25 22
  Medium   * 48 50
  Low   * 27 28
Area of residence Urban   25 25 24
  Rural   75 75 76
Education Attended school   47 45 47
  No schooling   53 55 53
No. of people in household 1   7 8 8
  2   10 12 12
  3 or more   83 80 80
# Mean no. of people in household    6.4 6.2 6.1
  1. *- data missing for household sample, as it was derived from Medical Baseline questionnaire only.
  2. # Mean scores