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Table 2 Descriptive characteristics (weighted) of pet ownership in older adult pet owners (n = 757), by age

From: Human-animal interaction as a social determinant of health: descriptive findings from the health and retirement study

  Number of Pets M (SD) Dog owners (%) Cat owners (%) Attachment M (SD)
50–69 years old 3.09 (5.46) 69.7% 44.8% 11.35 (1.20)
70–84 years old 2.79 (4.36) 65.4% 49.4% 11.55 (0.88)
85 + years old 1.15 (0.36) 51.7% 36.1% 11.02 (1.85)
Total sample 2.98 (5.19) 35.2% 23.5% 11.39 (1.15)