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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of a randomly drawn sample of the elderly (n = 439)

From: Prevalence of geriatric depression in the Kavre district, Nepal: Findings from a cross sectional community survey

Variables N %
Age (in years)
 < 75 306 69.7
 ≥ 75 133 30.3
Gender
 Male 201 45.8
 Female 238 54.2
Residence
 Urban 217 49.4
 Rural 222 50.6
Educational status
 Literate 61 13.9
 Illiterate 378 86.1
Marital status
 Married 264 60.1
 Unmarried/widowed/divorce 175 39.9
Current smoker
 No 321 73.1
 Yes 118 26.9
Current alcohol consumer
 No 331 75.4
 Yes 108 24.6