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Table 1 Personal characteristics of the 227 respondents

From: Sense of coherence as a resource in relation to health-related quality of life among mentally intact nursing home residents – a questionnaire study

  Women Men Total
  n % n % n %
Sex 164 72.2 63 27.8 227 100.0
Age (years)       
   65–74 12 7.3 8 12.7 20 8.8
   75–84 48 29.3 30 47.6 78 34.4
   85–94 80 48.8 24 38.1 104 45.8
   ≥ 95 24 14.6 1 1.6 25 11.0
Marital status       
   Married or cohabiting 13 7.9 25 39.7 38 16.7
   Unmarried 27 16.5 8 12.7 35 15.4
   Divorced 6 3.7 4 6.3 10 4.4
   Widowed 118 72.0 26 41.3 144 63.4
Education       
   Lowest: primary school 76 46.3 21 33.3 97 42.7
   Middle: <3 years after primary school 70 42.7 32 50.8 102 44.9
   Highest: ≥ 3 years after primary school 18 11.0 10 15.9 28 12.3
Comorbidity       
   Yes (FCI ≥ 1) 146 89.0 52 82.5 198 87.2
   No (FCI = 0) 18 11.0 11 17.5 29 12.8
  1. FCI: Functional Comorbidity Index (Groll et al. 2005) includes 18 diagnoses scored yes = 1 and no = 0 with a maximum score of 18.