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Table 1 Socio-demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of a population-based sample (N = 1890) of elderly people in Kosovo, 2011

From: Prevalence and socioeconomic correlates of chronic morbidity among elderly people in Kosovo: a population-based survey

Variable Sample number (percentage) Weighted percentage (95% CI)*
Sex:   
Men 949 (50.2) 46.4 (46.2–46.7)
Women 941 (49.8) 53.6 (53.3–53.8)
Age:   
65–74 years 607 (32.1) 64.9 (64.6–65.1)
75–84 years 675 (35.7) 30.4 (30.1–30.6)
≥85 years 608 (32.2) 4.8 (4.7–4.9)
Place of residence:   
Rural area 973 (51.5) 62.1 (61.8–62.3)
Urban area 917 (48.5) 37.9 (37.6–38.2)
Educational level:   
0 years 836 (44.7) 33.7 (33.5–34.0)
1–8 years 832 (44.4) 54.1 (53.8–54.3)
≥9 years 204 (10.9) 12.2 (12.0–12.4)
Marital status:   
Currently married 797 (42.8) 45.3 (45.0–45.6)
Other 1064 (57.2) 54.7 (54.4–55.0)
Self-perceived poverty:   
Not poor 920 (49.7) 52.2 (51.9–52.5)
Poor 930 (50.3) 47.8 (47.5–48.1)
Access to medical care:   
Able 1087 (57.5) 58.3 (58.1–58.5)
Unable 803 (42.5) 41.7 (41.4–41.9)
Reasons for not accessing medical care:   
Can’t afford the costs 682 (84.9) 87.7 (87.4–87.9)
Services too far away 64 (8.0) 8.0 (7.8–8.2)
Too sick for seeking care 57 (7.1) 4.3 (4.1–4.5)
  1. * Percentages and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI; in parentheses) were weighted for age-, sex- and-residence in accordance with the respective strata weights in the sampling frame.
  2. Widowed, separated or divorced.
  3. Analysis restricted to individuals who were unable to access medical care (n = 803).