Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research / 2014 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Factors Associated with Insomnia among Elderly Patients Attending a Geriatric Centre in Nigeria

Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics.

Male = 340
(%)
Females = 503
(%)
Total = 843
(%)

Age groups (years)
 60–6483 (24.4)151 (30.0)234 (27.8)
 65–6998 (28.8)123 (24.5)221 (26.2)
 70–7472 (21.2)119 (23.7)191 (22.7)
 75–7948 (14.1)51 (10.1)99 (11.7)
 ≥8039 (11.5)59 (11.7)98 (11.6)
Marital status
 Married293 (86.2)222 (44.1)515 (61.1)
 Widowed38 (11.2)264 (52.5)302 (35.8)
 Separated5 (1.5)8 (1.6)13 (1.5)
 Divorced3 (0.9)8 (1.6)11 (1.3)
 Single1 (0.3)1 (0.2)2 (0.2)
Formal education
 None80 (23.5)252 (50.1)332 (39.4)
 Primary80 (23.5)100 (19.9)180 (21.4)
 Secondary86 (25.3)70 (13.9)156 (18.5)
 Tertiary94 (27.6)81 (16.1)175 (20.8)
Occupational activities
 Not currently engaged in occupational activities225 (75.0)356 (70.8)611 (72.5)
 Currently engaged in occupational activities85 (25.0)147 (29.2)232 (27.5)
Living arrangement
 Alone41 (12.7)65 (13.5)106 (13.2)
 With spouse247 (76.2)197 (41.0)444 (55.2)
 With children/grandchildren32 (9.9)197 (41.0)229 (28.4)
 With relatives/friends4 (1.2)22 (4.6)26 (3.2)
Financial support
 Self109 (32.3)85 (17.1)194 (23.2)
 Spouse8 (2.4)13 (2.6)21 (2.5)
 Children/grandchildren210 (62.3)390 (78.5)600 (71.9)
 Relatives/friends10 (3.0)9 (1.8)19 (2.3)
Number of children
 0–5163 (47.9)314 (62.4)477 (56.6)
 ≥6177 (52.1)189 (37.6)366 (43.4)
Income
 Below the poverty line (<$1.25 per day)89 (26.2)208 (41.4)297 (35.2)
 Above the poverty line (≥$1.25 per day)251 (73.8)295 (58.6)546 (64.8)

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