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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics and vaccination status of participants

From: Factors associated with pneumococcal vaccination in elderly people: a cross-sectional study among elderly club members in Miyakonojo City, Japan

  n (%)
Sex (n = 208)
 Male 83 (39.9)
 Female 125 (60.1)
Age (years old) (n = 207)
 65–74 63 (30.4)
 75–84 126 (60.9)
 85 + 18 (8.7)
 Mean ± S.D. (range) 77.2 ± 5.3 (65–90)
Living status (n = 201)
 Living with others 151 (75.1)
 Living alone 50 (24.9)
Smoking Status (n = 208)
 Current smoker 6 (2.9)
 Never smoker 171 (82.2)
 Past smoker 31 (14.9)
Alcohol intake (n = 203)
 Current drinker 88 (43.3)
 Never drinker 111 (54.7)
 Past drinker 4 (2.0)
Underlying disease (n = 203)
 no Underlying disease 77 (37.9)
 with Underlying disease 126 (62.1)
  Diabetes Mellitus a 25 (12.3)
  Heart disease a 20 (9.9)
  Respiratory disease a 16 (7.9)
  Renal disease a 7 (3.4)
  Immune system disorder a 2 (1.0)
  Others a 78 (38.8)
Education level (n = 203)
 Primary school 8 (3.9)
 Secondary school 100 (49.3)
 High school 73 (36.0)
 Vocational school 10 (4.9)
 College/University or more 12 (5.9)
Vaccination status (n = 203)
 Vaccinated 108 (53.2)
 Unvaccinated 95 (46.8)
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