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Table 1 General characteristics, disability and depression levels of a sub-sample of Peruvian adults, ENDES 2017 (n = 8261)

From: Disability and severe depression among Peruvian older adults: analysis of the Peru Demographic and Family Health Survey, ENDES 2017

Variables n % svy IC 95%
Sex
 Male 3868 47.8 45.99–49.64
 Female 4393 52.2 50.36–54.01
Age group
 50–59 3421 44.4 42.60–46.24
 60–69 2476 29.3 27.73–30.91
 ≥ 70 2364 26.3 24.59–27.94
Education level
 No one 1294 10.4 9.39–11.32
 Primary 3654 36.2 34.39–38.07
 Secondary 1955 29.1 27.48–30.79
 Superior 1358 24.3 22.31–26.23
Geographical Region
 Lima Metropolitan area 797 36.8 33.66–40.03
 Rest of the coastline 2290 25.2 22.99–27.32
 Highlands 3409 27.1 24.94–29.17
 Jungle 1765 10.9 9.76–12.14
Wealth index
 Very poor 3127 20.4 18.97–21.86
 Poor 1705 15.9 14.61–17.18
 Medium 1323 18.6 17.04–20.11
 High 1146 21.6 19.81–23.30
 Very high 960 23.6 21.37–25.76
Hypertension
 No 6519 78.6 77.07–80.05
 Yes 1742 21.4 19.95–22.93
Diabetes Mellitus
 No 7672 91.6 90.55–92.64
 Yes 589 8.4 7.36–9.45
Daily smoking
 No 8078 97.8 97.20–98.34
 Yes 183 2.2 1.66–2.80
Harmful alcohol consumption
 No 8232 99.6 99.43–99.84
 Yes 29 0.4 0.16–0.57
Body mass index (kg/m2)
 Underweight (< 18.5) 137 1.2 0.88–1.51
 Normal weight (18.5–24.9) 3063 30.7 29.05–32.33
 Overweight (25–29.9) 3144 41.3 39.50–43.07
 Obese (≥30) 1917 26.8 25.09–28.56
Disability
 No 7727 97.8 97.20–98.34
 Yes 534 5.0 4.27–5.77
Depressive symptom severity
 No significant depressive symptoms 5609 73.0 71.49–74.56
 Mild 1603 16.7 15.41–17.89
 Moderate 578 6.1 5.27–6.90
 Moderately severe/severe 471 4.2 3.63–4.85