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Table 1 Socio-demographic and health characteristics of study participants

From: Multimorbidity associated with functional independence among community-dwelling older people: a cross-sectional study in Southern China

   Sample (N = 2705)
Age, mean (SD)   69.24 (7.58)
Age group, years, n (%) 60 ~ 69 1644 (60.8)
70 ~ 79 736 (27.2)
80~ 325 (12.0)
Gender, n (%) Male 1131 (41.8)
Female 1574 (58.2)
Marital status, n (%) Married 2074 (76.7)
Single 631 (23.3)
Education level, n (%) Primary school or lower 1401 (51.8)
Middle school 597 (22.1)
High school or above 707 (26.1)
Employment status, n (%) Employed 133 (4.9)
Unemployed 2572 (95.1)
Individual economic condition, n (%) Good 1477 (54.6)
Not good 1228 (45.4)
Body mass index, mean (SD)   23.90 (3.90)
Body mass index, kg/m2, n (%) <18.5 124 (4.6)
18.5 ~ 23.9 1317 (48.7)
24 ~ 27.9 981 (36.3)
≥28 283 (10.5)
Number of chronic diseases, n (%) 0 663 (24.5)
1 812 (30.0)
≥2 1230 (45.5)
FIM score, mean (SD)   119.66 (12.79)
FIM category, n (%) Complete independent 1021 (37.7)
Not complete independent 1684 (62.3)
  1. Single unmarried, divorced, windowed, FIM Functional independence measure