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Table 1 The characteristics of study participants (n = 500)

From: The Persian short form Aging Perceptions Questionnaire (APQ-P): A validation study

 Number (%)
Gender
 Man236 (47.2)
 Female264 (52.2)
Age group (years)
 60–70347 (69.4)
 71–80132 (26.4)
 80<21 (4.2)
Educational
 Illiterate41 (8.2)
 Primary197 (39.4)
 Secondary149 (29.8)
 Higher113 (22.6)
Marital status
 Married340 (68.0)
 Single13 (2.6)
 Wideowed138 (27.6)
 Divorced9 (1.8))
Employment status
 Housewife175 (35.0)
 Employed35 (7.0)
 Retired290 (58.0)
Number of children
 024 (4.8)
 1–3226 (45.2)
 4–6223 (44.6)
  > 727 (5.4)
Living condition
 Alone103 (20.6)
 With spouse151 (30.2)
 With children59 (11.8)
 With family182 (36.4)
 Others5 (1.4)
Economic status
 Poor135 (27.0)
 Intermediate208 (41.6)
 Good157 (31.4)
Housing
 Owner398 (79.6)
 Tenant91 (18.20
 Children’s home6 (1.2)
 Familiar home5 (1.0)
Health status
 Very Poor/poor26 (5.2)
 Fair189 (37.0)
 Good/very good285 (57.0)
History of the disease
 Yes249 (49.8)
 No251 (50.2)