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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the elderly participants in Tha Sala District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, southern Thailand (n = 439)

From: Prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth infections and associated risk factors among elderly individuals living in rural areas of southern Thailand

Characteristics Number Percentage
Sex Male 144 32.80
Female 295 67.20
Age group 60–69 years 241 54.90
70–79 years 151 34.40
> 80 years 47 10.71
Subdistrict Tha Sala 90 20.50
  Hua Taphan 89 20.27
  Moklan 85 19.36
  Pho Thong 87 19.82
  Thai Buri 88 20.05
Religion Buddhism 326 74.26
Islam 113 25.74
Marital status Single 25 5.69
Married/Couple 289 65.83
Widowed/Divorced 125 28.47
Education Elementary education 403 91.80
Secondary education 17 3.87
Higher education 19 4.43
Occupation Agriculturist 187 42.60
Hireling 46 10.48
Retired government official 8 1.82
Merchant/Private business worker 29 6.61
Housekeeper/Housewife/Househusband 83 18.91
Unemployed 86 19.59
Monthly household Less than 10,000 baht 256 58.31
Income (Thai baht) 10,001-20,000 140 31.89
20,001-30,000 33 7.52
Greater than 30,001 10 2.28