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Table 3 Prevalence of depressive symptoms among older adults by socio-demographic characterises

From: Social exclusion and mental health among older adults: cross-sectional evidence from a population-based survey in India

Characteristics N % P-value
Level of Depressive symptoms 30,366 30.3  
Age group
 60-69 18,062 28.5 0.000
 70-79 9039 31.4  
 80+ 3265 36.2  
Place of residence
 Rural 21,581 31.3 0.000
 Urban 8785 27.5  
Gender
 Men 14,315 27.4 0.000
 Women 16,051 32.8  
Marital status
 Married 18,752 27.3 0.000
 Non-married 11,614 34.8  
Educational status
 No formal education 17,144 34.3 0.000
 Formal education 13,222 24.9  
Wealth index    0.000
 Poor 13,148 38.6  
 Middle 6376 37.8  
 Rich 10,842 41.6  
  1. Note: LASI provided sampling weights were applied