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Table 1 Sample characteristics of 1255 participants aged 60 years and older, by gender, from the SABE Study (Health, Well-Being, and Aging), Brazil, 2010

From: Inflammation and quality of life in later life: findings from the health, well-being and aging study (SABE)

Variables Male Female Total P Value
Gender 40.1 59.9 100  
CRP (95%CI)a 5.21 (4.28;6.15) 4.45 (3.94;4.96) 4.76 (4.30;5.12)
CRP
  ≤ 3.0 mg/L 42.2 57.8 58.7  
  > 3.0 mg/L 36.3 63.7 41.3 0.08
Quality of Life Measure
 Physical domain 54.7 (53.6;55.8) 50.7 (49.6;51.8) 52.3 (51.4;53.3)  
 Mental domain 61.4 (60.6;62.3) 58.5 (57.4;59.6) 59.7 (58.9;60.5)
Age
 60–69 42.8 57.2 54.2  
 70–79 39.1 60.9 30.5  
 80 and older 32.5 67.5 15.3 0.028
Educational level
 Illiterate 33.1 66.9 11.9  
 1–3 years 34.2 65.8 22.5  
 4–7 years 40.8 59.2 37.5  
 8 and more years 46.6 53.4 28.0 0.005
Financial sufficiency
 Yes 43.1 56.9 57.0  
 No 36.2 63.8 43.0 0.029
Number of Non-Communicable Diseases
 None 63.1 36.9 16.6  
 One 43.2 56.8 28.0  
 Two or over 31.6 68.4 55.4 < 0.001
Chronic pain
 No 33.3 66.7 34.6  
 Yes 43.7 56.3 65.4 0.003
ADL difficulty
 None 42.2 57.8 82.5  
 One or over 30.1 69.9 17.5 < 0.001
Hypertension
 No 46.1 53.9 33.3  
 Yes 37.1 62.9 66.7 0.005
Diabetes
 No 41 59 75  
 Yes 37.3 62.7 25 0.262
Cardiovascular diseases
 No 40.6 59.4 77.1  
 Yes 38.5 61.5 22.9 0.477
Arthritis
 No 49.6 50.4 68.1  
 Yes 19.6 80.4 31.9 < 0.001
Cognitive Function
 Normal 40.7 59.3 89.6  
 Low 34.3 65.7 10.4 0.179
BMI
 Normal 47.7 52.3 38.9  
 Undernutrition 41.6 58.4 13.3  
 Overweight 43.9 56.1 15.5  
 Obesity 27.3 72.8 32.4 < 0.001
  1. Note: a CRP and quality of life measures are presented as mean and 95% confidence interval