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Table 1 Socio-demographic profile of older adults

From: Prevalence and risk factors of fall-related injury among older adults in India: evidence from a cross-sectional observational study

Variables Sample Percentage
Fall-related injury
 No 8844 96.4
 Yes 330 3.6
Walking disability
 No 7076 77.1
 Partial/complete 2098 22.9
Vision disability
 No 3751 40.9
 Partial/complete 5423 59.1
Alcohol consumption
 No 8474 92.4
 Yes 700 7.6
Self-rated health
 Good 4094 44.6
 Poor 5080 55.4
Cognitive ability
 High 3668 40.0
 Low 5506 60.0
Alzheimer’s
 No 9059 98.8
 Yes 115 1.3
Dementia
 No 9094 99.1
 Yes 80 0.9
Diabetes
 No 8230 89.7
 Yes 944 10.3
Arthritis
 No 6511 71.0
 Yes 2663 29.0
Age (years)
 60–69 5665 61.8
 70–79 2525 27.5
 80+ 984 10.7
Gender
 Men 4337 47.3
 Women 4837 52.7
Marital Status
 Not in Union 3632 39.6
 Currently in Union 5542 60.4
Education
 No education 4654 50.7
 Below 5 years 1890 20.6
 6–10 years 2070 22.6
 11+ years 559 6.1
Working status (last one year)
 No 6172 67.3
 Yes 2208 24.1
 Retired 794 8.7
Co-reside with children
 No 2700 29.4
 Yes 6474 70.6
Wealth Status
 Poorest 2168 23.6
 Poorer 2024 22.1
 Middle 1903 20.8
 Richer 1708 18.6
 Richest 1370 14.9
Religion
 Hindu 7297 79.5
 Muslim 644 7.0
 Sikh 847 9.2
 Others 386 4.2
Caste
 Scheduled Caste 1896 20.7
 Scheduled Tribe 515 5.6
 Other Backward Class 3352 36.5
 Others 3411 37.2
Residence
 Rural 6783 73.9
 Urban 2391 26.1
State
 Kerala 1340 14.6
 Himachal Pradesh 1456 15.9
 Punjab 1240 13.5
 West Bengal 1127 12.3
 Orissa 1453 15.8
 Maharashtra 1229 13.4
 Tamil Nadu 1329 14.5
Total 9174 100.0