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Table 2 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of sample members

From: An assessment of the construct validity of the ASCOT measure of social care-related quality of life with older people

  Frequency Percentage
Sex (n = 301)   
Female 205 68.1%
Ethnicity (n = 296)   
White 296 98.3%
Age (n = 301)   
65 to 69 27 9.0%
70 to 79 95 31.6%
80 to 89 137 45.5%
90 and above 42 14.0%
Area live in (n = 301)   
London borough 35 11.6%
Another large city or town 59 19.6%
Suburbs of large city/town 47 15.6%
Small town 98 32.6%
Rural area or village 62 20.6%
Marital status (n = 301)   
Married/living together 82 27.2%
Never-married 30 10.0%
Widowed 168 55.8%
Separated/divorced 19 6.3%
Living situation (n = 301)   
Live alone 202 67.1%
Tenure (n = 301)   
Owner-occupier 154 51.2%
Rent-paying tenant 142 47.2%
Tenant living rent free 5 1.7%
Income (n = 182)   
£275 or less per week 122 40.5%
£276-374 40 13.3%
£375-424 13 4.3%
£425-£574 2 0.7%
£575 per week or more 5 1.7%