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Table 1 The characteristics of study participants (n = 390)

From: Development and psychometric evaluation of the healthy lifestyle questionnaire for elderly (heal)

  Number (%)
Gender
 Male 185 (47.4)
 Female 205 (52.6)
Age group (years)
 60–70 271 (69.4)
 71–80 103 (26.4)
 80< 16 (4.2)
Educational
 Illiterate 32 (8.2)
 Primary 154 (39.4)
 Secondary 116 (29.8)
 Higher 88 (22.6)
Marital status
 Married 265 (68.0)
 Single 10 (2.6)
 Widowed 108 (27.6)
 Divorced 7 (1.8))
Employment status
 Housewife 137 (35.0)
 Employed 27 (7.0)
 Retired 226 (58.0)
Number of children
 0 19 (4.8)
 1–3 176 (45.2)
 4–6 174 (44.6)
  > 7 21 (5.4)
Living condition
 Alone 80 (20.6)
 With spouse 118 (30.2)
 With children 46 (11.8)
 With family 142 (36.4)
 Others 4 (1.0)
Economic status
 Poor 82 (27.0)
 Intermediate 162 (41.6)
 Good 146 (31.4)
Housing
 Owner 310 (79.6)
 Tenant 71 (18.20
 Children’s home 5 (1.2)
 Relative’s home 4 (1.0)
Health status
 Poor/Very poor 153 (38.2)
 Fair 174 (43.2)
 Very good/Good 63 (15.6)
History of the disease
 Yes 149 (49.8)
 No 241 (50.2)