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Table 1 Characteristics of subjects

From: Suicidal behaviour in old age - results from the Ibadan study of ageing

Characteristics Number Percentage
Age group (years)   
80+ 657 30.6
75–79 295 13.7
70–74 495 23.0
65–69 702 32.7
Mean (SD) 75. 06 (9.2)  
Gender   
Male 992 46.2
Females 1157 53.8
Years of formal education   
0 1184 55.1
1–6 533 24.8
>6 432 20.1
Marital group   
Married 1080 50.3
Separated/Widowed/Divorced 1069 49.7
Economic group   
(High) 224 10.4
(High-average) 495 23.0
(Low-average) 763 35.5
(Low) 667 31.0
Residence   
Urban 555 25.8
Semi-urban 870 40.5
Rural 724 33.7
Quality of house floor   
Earth floor 1553 72.3
Hard floor 596 27.7
Religious 2095 97.5
Contact with family 2054 95.6
Contact with friends 1809 84.2
Lifetime depression 551 25.6
Presence of chronic medical conditions 628 29.2
Presence of chronic pain 1700 79.1