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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the study sample (N = 269)

From: Content validation of the Well-being of Older People measure (WOOP)

  Descriptive statistics By age groups
% Mean SD Min Max 65 – 74 (N = 172) 75 + (N = 97)
Age   73 6 65 94   
Sex        
 Male (ref. = female) 59      55 66
Marital status        
 Married or living together 67      69 63
 Never married 2      2 2
 Divorced 9      11 6
 Widowed 22      17 29
Education        
 Low 39      37 42
 Middle 34      37 30
 High 27      26 28
Occupation        
 Paid job 1      2 1
 Volunteering 3      3 3
 Retired 93      94 93
 Unemployed 2      1 3
Material deprivation        
 No 75      75 75
 Yes, in at least one expense category 25      25 25
Comorbidity        
 No 15      16 14
 One 17      21 10
 Two or more 68      63 75
Informal care        
 No 90      90 91
 Yes 10      10 9
Formal care        
 No 74      82 60
 Yes, use at least one type 26      18 40
  1. Education was set to be low (primary, secondary or lower vocational education), middle (middle vocational education) and high (higher vocational or academic education). Material deprivation was defined as not being able to pay for at least one of the following four expenses: (i) heating the house, (ii) membership of a (sport)club, (iii) visiting family and friends, and (iv) paying a €1000 on unforeseen expenses without being in debt or taking a loan [27]. The number of health problems was measured using the thirteen item Comorbidity Index (CI) [28]. Informal care comprised family or friends providing care and support. Formal care concerned the use of at least one of the following services: (i) home help, (ii) home care, (iii) day-centre care, (iv) living in supported housing, or (v) living in a nursing home