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Table 1 Percentage distribution of socio-demographic characteristics of adults aged 50 years and over, by country and pooled, SAGE Wave 1, 2007–2010

From: Prevalence, risk factors and disability associated with fall-related injury in older adults in low- and middle-incomecountries: results from the WHO Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE)

  China Ghana India Mexico Russia S. Africa Pooled
Observations (N) 12,852 4,236 6,521 2,200 3,736 3,123 32,663
Sex % % % % % % %
 Men 49.8 52.3 51.0 46.7 39.0 40.2 48.8
 Women 50.2 47.7 49.0 53.4 61.0 59.8 51.2
Age group (years)        
 50–59 45.2 39.8 48.6 49.2 45.1 50.0 49.8
 60–69 31.9 27.5 30.9 25.8 24.6 30.6 28.7
 70–79 18.6 23.0 16.0 17.8 21.8 14.1 16.1
 80+ 4.3 9.7 4.5 7.3 8.5 5.4 5.4
Residence        
 Urban 47.7 40.9 29.0 78.4 72.8 64.7 44.2
 Rural 52.3 59.1 71.0 21.6 27.2 35.3 55.8
Marital status        
 Never married 1.0 1.2 0.7 7.0 2.7 14.9 1.3
 Married/cohabiting 85.4 59.2 77.0 73.0 58.3 52.5 80.3
 Separated/divorced/widowed 13.6 39.5 22.3 20.0 39.0 32.6 18.4
Work status        
 Currently working for pay 43.6 69.0 43.2 37.4 40.0 30.4 44.5
 Not currently working for pay 47.5 29.4 29.9 24.0 59.2 55.8 41.3
 Never worked 8.9 1.6 26.9 38.5 0.8 13.9 14.2
Wealth quintile        
 Lowest 16.1 18.2 18.2 15.2 16.2 20.8 16.8
 Second 18.1 19.0 19.5 25.0 19.6 20.3 18.8
 Third 20.5 20.7 18.8 16.5 19.1 19.1 19.6
 Fourth 23.4 20.8 19.6 16.7 20.6 19.3 21.9
 Highest 21.9 21.4 23.9 26.6 24.4 20.5 23.0
Education level        
 No formal schooling 41.4 64.2 61.2 55.6 2.0 48.5 44.3
 Completed primary school 21.3 11.0 14.8 24.0 5.5 22.7 18.2
 Completed secondary school 32.7 21.2 18.8 12.3 74.2 23.0 31.8
 Completed university/college 4.6 3.6 5.1 8.1 18.3 5.8 5.7
  1. S. Africa=South Africa; Russia=Russian Federation. Denominator comprises complete cases. Percentages include survey weights (countries and pooled). N=observations (not weighted)