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Table 2 Descriptive analyses for Kaohsiung elderly (n = 4,993)

From: Influence of social support on cognitive function in the elderly

Variable Frequency (%) Mean (Std Dev)
Female+ 2,330 (46.67)  
Education++   
   Grade School or below (1) 4,037 (81.10)  
   High School (2) 576 (11.57)  
   College or above (3) 365 (7.33)  
Married + 3,345 (67.14)  
Perceives positive support+   
   Yes 3,350 (71.92)  
   No 1,308 (28.08)  
Feels lonely++   
   Strong 2,844 (59.27)  
   Some 1,708 (35.60)  
   Little 246 (5.13)  
Lives alone   
   Yes 427 (8.79)  
   No 4431 (91.21)  
Religion++   
   Buddhist (1) 2,796 (56.0)  
   Traditional (2) 1,111 (22.25)  
   Christian (3) 247 (4.95)  
   Catholic (4) 73 (1.46)  
   Other (5) 651 (13.04)  
Occupation++   
   White collar (1) 495 (9.91)  
   Blue collar (2) 873 (17.48)  
   Farmer (3) 267 (5.35)  
   Prof-Admin (4) 998 (19.99)  
   Retired (5) 610 (12.22)  
   Housewife (6) 1,644 (33.93)  
Comorbidities+   
   CVA 169 (3.38)  
   Hypertension 1592 (31.88)  
   Cancer 28 (0.56)  
   DM 391 (7.83)  
   CHD 283 (5.67)  
   Parkinson's 12 (0.24)  
   Vision problem 308 (6.0)  
   Hearing problem 56 (1.1)  
   Dental problem 87 (1.7)  
ADL   0.35 (1.94)
IADL   0.95 (2.98)
Age   72.72 (5.49)
SPMSQ   9.36 (1.41)
  1. Higher ADL or IADL scores indicate more functional dependency.