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Table 1 Socio-economic and health profile of the study population (N = 31,464)

From: Prevalence and correlates of perceived age-related discrimination among older adults in India

Characteristics Frequency (N) Percent
Age
 60–69 18,974 58.51
 70–79 9,101 30.2
 80 and above 3,389 11.29
Gender
 Male 15,098 47.45
 Female 16,366 52.55
Marital Status
 Currently in marital union 19,920 61.63
 Widowed 10,719 36.2
 Currently not in marital union 825 2.17
Years of schooling
 No 16,889 56.52
 1–5 years 5,840 17.5
 5–10 years 6,106 18.24
 More than 10 years 2,629 7.74
Living arrangement
 Living with spouse and children 13,465 40.62
 Living with children and others 10,162 33.37
 Living with spouse 6,215 20.33
 Living alone 1,622 5.68
Social participation
 No 28,885 95.31
 Yes 2,128 4.69
Work status
 Never worked 8,784 26.43
 Earlier worked 13,373 42.81
 Currently working 9,307 30.76
Self rated health
 Good 23,685 73.78
 Poor 7,779 26.22
Difficulties in ADL
 No 24,770 76.41
 Yes 6,694 23.59
Difficulties in IADL
 No 17,609 52.03
 Yes 13,855 47.97
Chronic Condition
 No 14,335 46.62
 One 9,241 29.33
 Two and more 7,797 24.05
Residence
 Urban 10,739 29.45
 Rural 20,725 70.55
MPCE quintile
 Poorest 6,484 21.7
 Poor 6,477 21.71
 Middle 6,416 20.95
 Rich 6,170 19.19
 Richest 5,917 16.45
Caste
 General 9,265 27.74
 OBC 11,886 45.23
 SC/ST 10,313 27.03
Religion
 Hindu 23,037 82.22
 Muslim 3,731 11.28
 Others 4,696 6.5
Region
 Northern Region 5,171 11.83
 North-Eastern Region 3,752 2.97
 Eastern Region 6,280 23.66
 Central Region 4,903 21.71
 Southern Region 11,358 39.83
Facing any kind of discrimination
 No 26,864 83.27
 Yes 4,600 16.73
  1. ADL Activities of daily living, IADL Instrumental activities of daily living, OBC Other backward class, SC/ST Scheduled caste/ Scheduled tribe, MPCE Monthly per capita consumption expenditure