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Table 1 Characteristics of ≥ 60 year-old participating subjects.

From: Anthropometric measures and nutritional status in a healthy elderly population

  Gender
  Women (n = 870) Men (n = 1098) Total (n = 1968)
Age N % n % n %
60–64 371 42.6 317 28.9 688 35.0
65–69 209 24.0 319 29.1 528 26.8
70–74 141 16.2 217 19.8 358 18.2
75–79 91 10.5 152 13.8 243 12.3
80 and more 58 6.7 93 8.5 151 7.7
Schooling       
No schooling 265 30.5 271 24.7 536 27.2
Primary 527 60.6 703 64.0 1230 62.5
Secondary 36 4.1 72 6.6 108 5.5
Technical or professional 25 2.9 16 1.5 41 2.1
Preparatory 6 0.7 11 1.0 17 0.9
Professional 11 1.3 24 2.2 35 1.8
Postgraduate 0 0 1 0.1 1 0.1
Civil status       
Married 493 56.7 898 81.8 1391 70.7
Single 30 3.4 17 1.5 47 2.4
Separated 29 3.3 14 1.3 43 2.2
Free union 9 1.0 35 3.2 44 2.2
Divorced 8 0.9 10 0.9 18 0.9
Widow/er 301 34.6 124 11.3 425 21.6
Family       
Without information 69 7.9 53 4.8 122 6.2
Lives alone 8 0.9 7 0.6 15 0.8
Nuclear 439 50.5 633 57.7 1072 54.4
Multiple 27 3.1 38 3.5 65 3.3
Non family house 1 0.1 3 0.3 4 0.2
Extended 305 35.1 332 30.2 637 32.4
Combined 21 2.4 32 2.9 53 2.7
Income       
Yes 49 5.6 284 25.9 333 16.9
No 821 94.4 814 74.1 1635 83.1