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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of Brazilian and International Samples

From: Development and validation of the Brazilian version of the Attitudes to Aging Questionnaire (AAQ): An example of merging classical psychometric theory and the Rasch measurement model

  Brazilian sample n = 424 International sample n = 5238 P
  N (%) or M (SD) N (%) or M (SD)  
Age    0.640 a
60–69 years old 173 (40.9) 1983 (39.1)  
70–-79 years old 153 (36.2) 1948 (38.4)  
80 or + years old 97 (22.9) 1141 (22.5)  
Gender    0.013 b
Male 152 (35.8) 2191 (42.1)  
Female 272 (64.2) 3014 (57.9)  
Perceived Health Status    0.215 b
Healthy 286 (67.5) 3573 (70.8)  
Unhealthy 138 (32.5) 1476 (29.2)  
Marital Status    0.275 a
Single 29 (6.8) 275 (5.5)  
Married 212 (50.0) 2688 (54)  
Separated 30 (7.1) 397 (8)  
Widowed 128 (30.2) 1371 (27.5)  
Educational Level    0.000 a
Illiterated 7 (1.7) 138 (2.7)  
Basic Level 165 (38.9) 1441 (28.3)  
High School 110 (25.9) 1956 (38.4)  
College 90 (21.2) 1449 (28.5)  
Depression Level    0.041 b
GDS 15 3.99 (2.91) 3.68 (2.69)  
  1. a Chi-Square test; b independent t test