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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristic of the study participants (n = 2063)

From: Factors associated with quality of life among joint and nuclear families: a population-based study

  Joint family system (n = 1053) Nuclear family system (n = 1010) All (n = 2063)
No. (%) No. (%) No. (%)
Age
 18–30 412(39.2) 308(20.6) 720(34.9)
 31–40 277(26.3) 359(35.4) 636(30.8)
 41–50 149(14.2) 240(23.7) 389(18.8)
  > 50 215(20.4) 103(10.2) 318(15.4)
Gender
 Males 553 (52.5) 505 (50) 1078 (52.2)
 Females 500 (47.5) 505 (50) 1005(48.7)
Marital status
 Married 843 (80.0) 796 (78.8) 1639 (79.4)
 Widowed/Widower 36 (3.4) 24 (2.37) 60 (2.9)
 Divorced 4(0.3) 2 (0.1) 6 (2.0)
 Separated 5(0.4) 4(0.3) 9 (0.4)
 Never Married 165 (15.6) 184(18.2) 349(16.9)
Education
 No education 163(15.4) 159(15.7) 322(15.6)
 Informal education 17(1.6) 30(2.9) 47(2.2)
 Can read / write 111(10.5) 100(9.9) 211(10.2)
 Primary (up to grade 1) 344(32.6) 293(29) 637(30.8)
 Secondary (up to grade 2) 321(30.4) 337(33.3) 658(31.8)
 Tertiary (up to grade 3) 97(9.2) 91(9) 188(9.1)
Place of residence
 Urban 297(28.3) 301(29.8) 598(29)
 Rural 756 (71.7) 709(70.2) 1465(71)
Ownership of residence
 Owner 849(80.5) 750(74.3) 1599(77.5)
 Not owner 204(19.5) 259(25.7) 463(22.4)
Occupation
 Not working 397 (37.7) 413(40.9) 810(39.3)
 Working 595 (56.5) 567(56.1) 1162(56.3)
 Retired 61 (5.8) 30(3) 91(4.4)
Socioeconomic status
 High 391(37.1) 296(29.3) 687(33.3)
 Intermediate 375(35.6) 315(31.2) 690(33.4)
 Low 287(27.3) 399(39.5) 686(33.3)
Respondent disease
 Physical disability 13(1.2) 15(1.5) 28(1.4)
 Hypertension 79(7.5) 75 (7.4) 154(7.5)
 Diabetes 34(3.2) 24(2.4) 58(2.8)
 Other 492 (47) 488(48.3) 980(47.5)
 None 435(41.3) 408(40.4) 843(41)
Respondent satisfaction
 Satisfied 921(87.5) 817(81) 1738(84.2)
 Unsatisfied 132(12.5) 193(19) 325(15.8)
Social Capital
 Low 96(9.1) 118(11.7) 214(10.4)
 Moderate 816(77.5) 755(74.7) 1571(76.1)
 High 141(13.4) 137(13.6) 278(13.5)