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Research Article

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

Table 2

Sociodemographic characteristics and the prevalence of insomnia.

Insomnia
Yes = 232
(%)
No = 611
(%)

Age groups (years)
 60–6470 (29.9)164 (70.1) = 4.123 
= 0.390
 65–6966 (29.9)155 (70.1)
 70–7447 (24.6)144 (75.4)
 75–7921 (21.2)78 (78.8)
 ≥8028 (28.6)70 (71.4)
Sex
 Males80 (23.5)260 (76.5) = 4.551 
= 0.03
 Females 152 (30.2)351 (69.8)
Marital status
 Currently married128 (24.9)387 (75.1) = 4.718 
= 0.01
 Not currently married104 (31.7)224 (68.3)
Education
 None123 (24.1)388 (75.9) = 7.744 
= 0.00
 Had formal education109 (32.8)223 (67.2)
Occupational activities
 Not currently engaged in occupational activities162 (26.5)449 (73.5) = 1.128 
= 0.164
 Currently engaged in occupational activities70 (30.2)162 (69.8)
Living arrangement
 Alone21 (19.8)85 (80.2) = 3.613 
= 0.057
 With others211 (28.6)526 (71.4)
Financial support
 Self 50 (25.8)144 (74.2) = 0.386 
= 0.535
 Others 182 (28.0)467 (72.0)
Number of children
 0–5127 (26.6)350 (73.4) = 0.442 
= 0.506
 ≥6105 (28.7)261 (71.3)
Income
 Below the poverty line (<$1.25 per day)103 (34.7)194 (65.3) = 11.783 
< 0.000
 Above the poverty line (≥$1.25 per day)129 (23.6)417 (76.4)

Significant at 5% level of significance.

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