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Table 1 Sociodemographic factors in a Singaporean public rental flat population (N = 928)

From: Factors associated with emergency room visits and hospitalisation amongst low-income public rental flat dwellers in Singapore

Sociodemographic factors N, (%)
Age
 Age < 70 yrs 452/928 (48.7)
 Age ≥ 70 yrs 476/928 (51.3)
Gender
 Male 553/928 (59.5)
 Female 375/928 (40.5)
Ethnicity
 Non-Chinese 143/928 (15.4)
 Chinese 785/928 (84.6)
Religion
 Atheist 209/928 (22.5)
 Religious 719/928 (77.5)
Marital status
 Not married 638/928 (68.8)
 Married 290/928 (31.2)
Educational status
 No formal education 460/928 (49.5)
 Formal education 468/928 (50.5)
Employment
 Not working 605/928 (65.1)
 Working 323/928 (34.9)
Principal source of income from financial aid
 No 715/928 (77.0)
 Yes 213/928 (23.0)
Staying alone
 Staying with someone 577/928 (62.1)
 Staying alone 351/928 (37.9)
Participating in social activities
 No 126/928 (13.5)
 Yes 802/928 (86.5)
Participating in fitness activities
 No 284/928 (30.6)
 Yes 644/928 (69.4)
Being a recipient of community services
 No 421/928 (45.3)
 Yes 507/928 (54.6)
bADLs
 No limitations in bADLs 732/928 (78.8)
 Some limitations in bADLs 196/928 (21.2)
iADLs
 No limitations in iADLs 617/928 (66.4)
 Some limitations in iADLs 311/928 (33.6)
Charlson Comorbidity Index
 CCMI = 0 337/928 (36.3)
 CCMI≥1 591/928 (63.7)
Self-rated health (HRQoL)
 Not in perfect health 509/928 (54.8)
 In perfect health 419/928 (45.2)