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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the participants

From: The association of health-related factors with quality of life among the elderly population in the Jaffna district of Sri Lanka

Sociodemographic yactors (n = 813) n %
Age (Years) 60–69 382 47.0
70–79 308 37.9
80 and above 123 15.1
Sex Male 435 53.5
Female 378 46.5
Religion Hindu 685 85.9
Christian 107 13.5
Islam 05 0.6
Marital status Unmarried 20 2.5
Married 500 61.6
Widowed 261 32.2
Divorced/separated 30 3.7
Education No schooling 14 1.7
Primary 98 12.1
Secondary 607 74.7
Collegial 58 7.1
Tertiary 36 4.4
Occupation Retired 136 16.7
Currently working 295 36.3
Never worked 382 47.0
Monthly income Below national poverty line 384 54.9
Above national poverty line 315 45.1