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Table 1 Characteristics of nursing home residents (n = 375)

From: Quality of life and related factors of nursing home residents in Singapore

  N (%)
Age  
  < 80 206 (54.9)
  ≥ 80 169 (45.1)
Gender  
 Male 173 (46.1)
 Female 202 (53.9)
Race  
 Chinese 326 (86.9)
 Non-Chinese 49 (13.1)
Marital status  
 With partner 69 (18.4)
 No partner 306 (81.6)
Education  
 No or low education 273 (72.8)
 Higher education 102 (27.2)
Religion  
 Religion 339 (90.4)
 No religion 36 (9.6)
Language spoke  
 English 78(20.8)
 Mandarin 72(19.2)
 Hokkien 164(43.7)
 Cantonese 36 (9.6)
 Others 25 (6.7)
Length of stay  
  < 2 years 139 (37.1)
  ≥ 2 years 236 (62.9)
Medication  
 Non-parenteral/non-oral medication 8 (2.1)
 Parenteral/oral medication 367 (97.9)
Depression  
 No depression 296 (78.9)
 Minor depression 54 (14.4)
 Major depression 25 (6.7)
Comorbidities  
  < 3 94 (25.1)
  ≥ 3 281 (74.9)
ADL status  
 Independent in 0–3 ADLs 189 (50.4)
 Independent in 4–6 ADLs 186 (49.6)
AMT score  
 AMT ≤6 115 (40.3)
 AMT >6 255 (59.7)
Social contact  
 With social contact 309 (82.4)
 No or lack of social contact 66 (17.6)
History of being restrained  
 Yes 45 (12.1)
 No 327 (87.9)
History of falls  
 Yes 85 (22.9)
 No 287 (77.2)
Difficulty in communication with staff  
 No difficulty 325 (86.7)
 Difficulty 50 (13.3)
Nursing homes  
 1 66 (17.6)
 2 55 (14.7)
 3 100 (26.7)
 4 54 (14.4)
 5 53 (14.1)
 6 47 (12.5)