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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic profile of elderly in India

From: Prevalence and predictors of water-borne diseases among elderly people in India: evidence from Longitudinal Ageing Study in India, 2017–18

Background characteristics Rural Urban
Sample % Sample %
Age (in years)
 60–69 12,139 58.6 6268 58.4
 70–79 6169 29.8 3354 31.2
 80 +  2417 11.7 1117 10.4
Sex
 Male 10,045 48.5 4835 45.0
 Female 10,680 51.5 5904 55.0
Education
 No education/primary not completed 15,984 77.1 4937 46.0
 Primary completed 2069 10.0 1511 14.1
 Secondary completed 1988 9.6 2598 24.2
 Higher and above 682 3.3 1693 15.8
Marital status
 Currently married 13,017 62.8 6315 58.8
 Widowed 7280 35.1 4162 38.8
 Others 427 2.1 262 2.4
Working status
 Working 7341 35.4 2106 19.6
 Retired 8774 42.3 4719 43.9
 Not working 4610 22.2 3913 36.4
Body Mass Index
 Underweight 6062 32.4 1142 12.2
 Normal 9742 52.1 4561 48.7
 Overweight/obese 2884 15.4 3658 39.1
Type of toilet facility
 Unimproved 13,455 64.9 1984 18.5
 Improved 7270 35.1 8755 81.5
Source of drinking water
 Unimproved 8035 38.8 1319 12.3
 Improved 12,690 61.2 9420 87.7
Type of house
 Pucca 8512 41.8 8281 80.0
 Semi pucca 7064 34.7 1646 15.9
 Kutcha 4794 23.5 428 4.1
MPCE quintile
 Poorest 4446 21.5 2396 22.3
 Poorer 4608 22.2 2197 20.5
 Middle 4375 21.1 2207 20.6
 Richer 3932 19.0 2117 19.7
 Richest 3364 16.2 1822 17.0
Religion
 Hindu 17,309 83.5 8497 79.1
 Muslim 2021 9.8 1604 14.9
 Christian 623 3.0 269 2.5
 Others 772 3.7 369 3.4
Caste
 Scheduled Caste 4572 22.1 1220 11.4
 Scheduled Tribe 2125 10.3 325 3.0
 Other Backward Class 9213 44.5 5056 47.1
 Others 4815 23.2 4139 38.5
Region
 North 2655 12.8 1293 12.0
 Central 4920 23.7 1533 14.3
 East 5678 27.4 1573 14.7
 Northeast 691 3.3 226 2.1
 West 2898 14.0 2662 24.8
 South 3883 18.7 3451 32.1
  1. Weighted estimates are presented in the table