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Table 2 Life satisfaction in Thai older persons according to the sociodemographic and health-related factors (median, mean and standard deviation (SD))

From: Influence of healthy lifestyle behaviors on life satisfaction in the aging population of Thailand: a national population-based survey

Variables N % of total Median Life satisfaction
Mean SD P-value
Total 1460 100.0 25.0 24.2 5.611
Sex
 Male 656 44.9 25.0 24.1 5.684  
 Female 804 55.1 25.0 24.3 5.552 0.656
Age (years)
 60–69 919 62.9 25.0 23.8 5.928  
 70–79 446 30.6 26.0 24.9 4.940 0.000
 80 or over 95 6.5 26.0 24.9 5.044 0.067
Marital status
 Single 59 4.1 22.0 23.2 5.036  
 Married 1009 69.1 25.0 24.2 5.594 0.523
 Widowed/divorced/separated 392 26.8 25.36 24.2 5.734 0.365
Education attainment
 No formal education 63 4.3 24.0 22.7 6.133  
 Primary school 1171 80.2 25.0 24.1 5.563 0.144
 Secondary school 173 11.8 25.0 24.5 5.631 0.291
 Bachelor’s or higher degree 53 3.7 28.0 26.2 5.458 0.151
Place of residence
 Rural 856 58.7 25.0 24.0 5.595  
 Urban 604 41.3 25.0 24.4 5.630 0.608
Denture wearing
 No 1088 74.5 25.0 24.0 5.735  
 Yes 372 25.5 26.0 24.8 5.184 0.057
Smoking
 Current smoker 220 15.0 25.0 23.7 5.613  
 Ex-smoker 333 22.8 25.0 24.4 5.977 0.270
 Never-smoker 907 62.2 25.0 24.2 5.468 0.860
Alcohol drinking
 Current drinker 299 20.4 26.0 24.6 5.272  
 Ex-drinker 447 30.7 25.0 23.9 6.126 0.010
 Never-drinker 714 48.9 25.0 24.2 5.404 0.776
Regular physical activity
 No 775 53.1 24.09 23.5 5.873  
 Yes 685 46.9 26.0 25.0 5.194 0.000
FV intake (grams/day)
 Lower than 400 990 67.8 25.0 24.0 5.799  
 400 or above 470 32.2 25.0 24.5 5.185 0.003
Presence of chronic disease
  > 2 diseases 110 7.5 23.0 22.3 5.814  
 2 diseases 334 22.9 25.0 24.3 5.486 0.353
 1 disease 543 37.2 25.0 24.4 5.569 0.307
 No 473 32.4 25.0 24.3 5.638 0.414
  1. P-value from mean