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Table 2 Disability prevalence by demographic and socioeconomic characteristics (N = 4298)

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

Variable (n) Not disabled (%) Disabled* (%) Chi square*
Age groups 60–69 (2422) 1910 (78.9) 512 (21.1) 323.2
70–79 (1287) 794 (61.7) 493 (38.3)  
80 and above (589) 255 (43.3) 334 (56.7)  
Gender Male (1899) 1440 (75.8) 459 (24.2) 77.4
Female (2399) 1519 (63.3) 880 (36.7)  
Education Illiterate (1868) 1075 (57.5) 793 (42.5) 222.1
Less than secondary (1691) 1258 (74.4) 433 (25.6)  
Secondary and above (739) 626 (84.7) 113 (15.3)  
Marital status Married (2742) 2064 (75.3) 678 (24.7) 152.6
Widowed (1341) 755 (56.3) 586 (43.7)  
Others (215) 140 (65.1) 75 (34.9)  
Family size 1–2 persons (1339) 807 (60.3) 532 (39.7) 70.2
3–6 persons(1916) 1416 (73.9) 500 (26.1)  
7 and above (1043) 736 (70.6) 307 (29.4)  
Family structure Nuclear (3394) 2408 (70.9) 986 (29.1) 33.3
Extended (904) 551 (61.0) 353 (39.0)  
Labor force Employed (453) 421 (92.9) 32 (7.1) 228.7
House worker (1098) 849 (77.3) 249 (22.7)  
Not working (2747) 1689 (61.5) 1058 (38.5)  
Refugee status No (2541) 1784 (70.2) 757 (29.8) 5.4
Yes (1757) 1175 (66.9) 582 (33.1)  
Region North WB (1429) 913 (63.9) 516 (36.1) 67.8
Center WB (875) 699 (79.9) 176 (20.1)  
South WB (775) 527 (68.0) 248 (32.0)  
Gaza Strip (1219) 820 (67.3) 399 (32.7)  
Total (4298) 2959 (68.8) 1339 (31.2)  
  1. *The disabled are those who reported a lot of difficulties or cannot at all on any single domain, or those who reported having some difficulties on at least 2 domains. *P value was <0.001 for all the variables presented in the table except for refugee status were P value was 0.011