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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants, FilaBavi, Vietnam 2006

From: Multilevel analysis of covariation in socioeconomic predictors of physical functioning and psychological well-being among older people in rural Vietnam

Characteristics 50-59 n [%] 60-69 n [%] 70-79 n [%] 80+ n [%] All ages n [%]
Gender      
- Male 1436 [44.6] 1023 [45.3] 757 [36.3] 253 [26.1] 3469 [40.6]
- Female 1785 [55.4] 1235 [54.7] 1329 [63.7] 717 [73.9] 5066 [59.4]
Education      
- No schooling 56 [1.7] 110 [4.9] 298 [14.3] 414 [42.7] 878 [10.3]
- Less than six year of education 940 [29.2] 1245 [55.1] 1493 [71.6] 512 [52.8] 4190 [49.1]
- Graduated from primary school and higher 2225 [69.1] 903 [40.0] 295 [14.1] 44 [4.5] 3467 [40.6]
Marital status      
- Currently in marital partnership 2772 [86.1] 1714 [75.9] 1152 [55.2] 257 [26.5] 5895 [69.1]
- Currently single 449 [13.9] 544 [24.1] 934 [44.8] 713 [73.5] 2640 [30.9]
Socio-economic      
- 1st quintile (poorest) 277 [8.6] 285 [12.7] 467 [22.4] 180 [18.6] 1209 [14.2]
- 2nd quintile 523 [16.3] 436 [19.4] 432 [20.8] 157 [16.2] 1548 [18.2]
- 3rd quintile 694 [21.6] 510 [22.6] 405 [19.5] 178 [18.4] 1787 [21.0]
- 4th quintile 853 [26.6] 545 [24.2] 375 [18.0] 223 [23.0] 1996 [23.4]
- 5th quintile (richest) 866 [27.0] 477 [21.2] 403 [19.4] 230 [23.8] 1976 [23.2]
Place of residence      
- Riverside/island 1113 [34.6] 753 [33.4] 702 [33.7] 355 [36.6] 2923 [34.3]
- Highland 1600 [49.7] 1165 [51.6] 991 [47.5] 443 [45.7] 4199 [49.2]
- Mountainous area 508 [15.8] 340 [15.1] 393 [18.8] 172 [17.7] 1413 [16.6]
Total 3221 [100] 2258 [100] 2086 [100] 970 [100] 8535 [100]