Table 1: Description of sample of elderly Zambians (60 years and above).

Total populationMalesFemales

690284406
Mean Age72.173.771

% Residence
 Urban81.786.213.8
 Rural18.378.521.5

% Marital status
 Never3.774.233.45
 Married35.856.3421.43
Divorced/separated11.4513.0310.34
 Widowed48.9926.4164.78

% Education
 Never32.1718.6641.63
 Primary52.0355.6349.51
 Higher15.825.78.87