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Table 2 Percentage of older adults suffering from fall-related injury by their background characteristics

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

Variables % p < 0.05
Walking disability   *
 No 2.9  
 Partial/complete 6.1  
Vision disability   *
 No 2.7  
 Partial/complete 4.2  
Alcohol consumption   *
 No 3.4  
 Yes 5.7  
Self-rated health   *
 Good 2.7  
 Poor 4.3  
Cognitive ability   *
 High 3.0  
 Low 4.0  
Alzheimer’s   *
 No 3.6  
 Yes 7.3  
Dementia   *
 No 3.5  
 Yes 10.0  
Diabetes   *
 No 3.5  
 Yes 4.6  
Arthritis   *
 No 3.3  
 Yes 4.4  
Age (years)
 60–69 3.7  
 70–79 3.4  
 80+ 3.9  
Gender   *
 Men 2.8  
 Women 4.3  
Marital Status   *
 Not in Union 4.1  
 Currently in Union 3.3  
Education
 No education 3.4  
 Below 5 years 4.1  
 6–10 years 3.8  
 11+ years 2.9  
Working status (last one year)   *
 No 3.8  
 Yes 3.9  
 Retired 0.9  
Co-reside with children   *
 No 3.0  
 Yes 3.9  
Wealth Status   *
 Poorest 3.2  
 Poorer 4.5  
 Middle 4.7  
 Richer 2.6  
 Richest 2.8  
Religion   *
 Hindu 3.4  
 Muslim 5.6  
 Sikh 2.1  
 Others 7.5  
Caste
 Scheduled Caste 3.7  
 Scheduled Tribe 2.7  
 Other Backward Class 3.1  
 Others 4.2  
Residence
 Rural 3.6  
 Urban 3.5  
State   *
 Kerala 5.7  
 Himachal Pradesh 2.3  
 Punjab 2.2  
 West Bengal 5.3  
 Orissa 1.7  
 Maharashtra 7.8  
 Tamil Nadu 1.0  
  1. *if p < 0.05 based on chi-square test