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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants and their social health support.

From: Correlates of institutionalized senior veterans' quality of life in Taiwan

  N Mean ± SD or (%)
Age 260 82.91 ± 4.74
Retired military rank   
   Enlisted man 48 (18.50)
   Noncommissioned officer 148 (56.90)
   Company officer 42 (16.20)
   Field officer 11 (4.20)
   Others 7 (2.70)
Education level   
   Illiterate 49 (18.80)
   Literate* 95 (36.50)
   Elementary school 54 (20.80)
   Junior high school 34 (13.10)
   Senior high school 20 (7.70)
   University 7 (2.70)
Marital status   
   Never married 125 (48.10)
   Married 49 (18.80)
   Divorced 29 (11.20)
   Widower 49 (18.80)
   Others 8 (3.10)
Children†   
   No 48 (35.3)
   Yes 88 (64.7)
Scores of social health support   
   Children's support 86 14.48 ± 3.81
   Relatives' support 175 12.75 ± 3.34
   Friends' support 260 14.45 ± 3.67
   Social staff support 260 14.56 ± 2.42
   Medical staff support 260 14.72 ± 2.62
   Social satisfaction 260 24.59 ± 2.80
  1. *Literate: literate but had never attended school
  2. †The number did not sum up to 260 due to only 135 were ever married and 1 had an adopted child.