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Table 1 Distribution of the elderly by socioeconomic group

From: Willingness to use and pay for options of care for community-dwelling older people in rural Vietnam

Variables n % 95%CI
Age groups (years)    
60-69 1,208 42.0 40.2-43.9
70-79 1,076 37.4 35.7-39.2
80-89 513 17.9 16.5-19.3
90+ 76 2.7 2.1-3.2
Sex    
Men 1,056 36.8 35.0-38.5
Women 1,816 63.2 61.5-65.0
Education    
High school and above 220 7.7 6.7-8.6
Primary/secondary school 1,122 39.1 35.5-37.0
Read and write only 1,012 35.2 37.3-40.9
Illiterate 518 18.0 16.6-19.4
Marital status    
Married 1,569 54.8 33.0-56.6
Widowed 1,225 42.8 41.0-44.6
Separated, divorced, or single 70 2.4 1.9-3.0
Living with spouse    
Yes 876 30.5 28.8-32.2
No 1,994 69.5 67.8-71.1
Living with grandchildren    
Yes 1,689 58.9 57.1-60.7
No 1,181 41.2 39.4-43.0
Living alone    
Yes 273 9.5 8.4-10.6
No 2,597 90.5 89.4-91.6
Household head    
Yes 1,493 52.1 50.2-53.9
No 1,374 47.9 46.1-49.7
Working status    
Yes 1,160 40.4 38.6-42.2
No 1,713 59.6 57.8-61.4
Living area    
Lowlands 866 30.1 28.5-31.8
Highlands 1,430 49.8 49.1-51.6
Mountainous 577 20.1 18.6-21.6
Wealth quintile    
Richest 603 21.0 19.5-22.5
Richer 639 22.2 20.7-23.8
Middle 637 22.2 20.7-23.7
Poorer 496 17.3 15.9-18.7
Poorest 498 17.3 16.0-18.7
National poverty line    
Above 2,445 85.1 83.3-86.4
Below 428 14.9 13.6-16.2