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Table 1 Socio-demographic profiles of study participants

From: Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15) into Igbo language: a validation study

Parameters Class Frequency Percentage (%)
Age 65–70 95 67.9
70–80 32 22.9
80–90 9 6.4
90–100 4 2.9
Gender Male 52 37.1
Female 88 62.9
Marital status Single 1 0.7
Married 96 68.6
Widowed 42 30
Divorced 1 0.7
Occupation Unemployed 17 12.1
Farming 24 17.1
Civil/public service 33 23.7
Retirees 40 28.6
Artisans 4 2.8
Trading 22 15.7
Educational attainment No formal education 46 32.9
Primary 33 23.6
Secondary 38 27.1
Tertiary 23 16.4