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Table 3 Prevalence of geriatric depression by socio-demographic characteristics of elderly (n = 439)

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

Variables n Prevalence n (%) 95% CI
Age (in years)
  < 75 306 157 (51.3) 45.6–57.0
  ≥ 75 133 89 (66.9) 58.2–74.8
Gender
 Male 201 105 (52.2) 45.1–59.3
 Female 238 141 (59.2) 52.7–65.5
Residence
 Urban 217 105 (48.4) 41.6–55.2
 Rural 222 141 (63.5) 56.8–69.9
Educational status
 Literate 61 20 (32.8) 21.3–46.0
 Illiterate 378 226 (59.8) 54.7–64.8
Marital status
 Married 264 130 (49.2) 43.1–55.4
 Unmarried/widowed/divorce 175 116 (63.3) 58.8–73.2
  1. CI confidence interval