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Table 1 Sample size, age, sex and urban/rural distributions for the selected World Health Survey Countries

From: Multimorbidity and the inequalities of global ageing: a cross-sectional study of 28 countries using the World Health Surveys

WHS Countries (n = 28) N Sample Age category, % Sex, % Residence, % National incomea
18-49 50-64 65+ Female Urban
Africa Burkina Faso 4948 82.8 12.7 4.5 52.8 17.8 LIC
  Ghana 4165 80.1 15.3 4.6 50.9 45.6 LIC
  Kenya 4640 87 9.6 3.4 51.2 39.9 LIC
  Morocco 5000 78.6 15.7 5.7 50.5 57.5 MIC
  Namibia 4379 78.5 13.4 8.1 53 33.2 MIC
  South Africa 2629 79.7 15 5.3 52 56.3 MIC
Central & South America Brazil 5000 74.7 18.5 6.8 51.5 83 MIC
Dominican Republic 5027 76.6 17 6.4 49.1 58.5 MIC
  Paraguay 5288 80 14.8 5.2 50.4 56.7 MIC
  Uruguay 2996 61.8 21.9 16.3 52.5 92.8 MIC
Central Asia & Eastern Europe Bosnia & Herz 1031 66.4 21.6 12 51.1 44.6 MIC
Czech Republic 949 57.8 27.4 14.8 52.1 73 MIC
  Estonia 1021 55.5 26.9 17.6 55.4 69.7 MIC
  Georgia 2950 60.9 23.8 15.3 53.3 51.5 MIC
  Hungary 1419 57.3 26.6 16.1 53.2 64.9 MIC
  Kazakhstan 4499 73.1 18.3 8.5 52.1 55.9 LIC
  Latvia 929 55.2 27.7 17.1 55.4 66.5 LIC
  Ukraine 2860 58.6 26.1 15.3 54.5 66.7 MIC
  Bangladesh 5942 81.1 14.7 4.2 48.5 24.3 LIC
South Asia Mauritius 3968 73.6 18.7 7.7 50.8 43 LIC
  Pakistan 6502 76.4 19.2 4.4 49.6 33.9 MIC
  Sri Lanka 6805 71.5 20.6 7.9 47.9 20.6 MIC
  Laos 4989 80 15 5 50.7 20.3 LIC
South East Asia Malaysia 6145 76.1 18.2 5.6 49.6 64.1 LIC
  Myanmar 6045 77 16.5 6.5 51.1 29.1 LIC
  Nepal 8822 78.1 16.8 5.1 49.5 15.2 MIC
  Philippines 10083 79.3 15.7 5.1 50.4 61.4 MIC
Western Europe Spain 6373 59.2 22.1 18.7 51.5 76.8 HIC
  Mean 4478.7 72 18.9 9 51.5 50.8  
  1. aMIC Middle income country, LIC Low income country. All income groupings based on 2003 World Bank Estimates