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Table 1 Background characteristics of elderly persons living with disability in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) (N = 4298)

From: Disability among Palestinian elderly in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt): prevalence and associated factors

Variable Number Percentage (%)
Age groups 60–69 2422 56.4
70–79 1287 29.9
80 and above 589 13.7
Gender Male 1899 44.2
Female 2399 55.8
Education Illiterate 1868 43.5
Less than secondary 1691 39.3
Secondary and above 739 17.2
Marital status Married 2742 63.8
Widowed 1341 31.2
Others 215 5.0
Family size (person) 1–2 1339 31.2
3–6 1916 44.5
7 and above 1043 24.3
Family structure Nuclear 3394 79.0
Extended 904 21.0
Labor force Employeda 453 10.5
House worker 1098 25.5
Not working 2747 64.0
Refugee status No 2541 59.1
Yes 1757 40.9
Region North WBa 1429 33.2
Center WB 875 20.4
South WB 775 18.0
Gaza Strip 1219 28.4
  1. aThe Employed are those working one to 35 h a week to gain profits or wages, house workers are those involved entirely in the household chores and not gaining wages. WB West Bank