Table 6: Use of elder support services and technical aids by the Portuguese centenarians from Beira Interior ( = 101).

Male ( = 14)Female ( = 87)Totalp

Day centerNo14 (100%)77 (88.5%)91 (90.1%)0.281
Yes08 (9.2%)8 (7.9%)
N/A02 (2.3%)2 (2%)

Social centerNo14 (100%)80 (91.9%)94 (93.1%)0.623
Yes03 (3.4%)3 (3%)
N/A04 (4.6%)4 (4%)

House support serviceNo12 (85.7%)85 (97.7%)85 (84.2%)0.589
Yes2 (14.3%)13 (14.9%)13 (12.8%)
N/A03 (3.4%)3 (3%)

Outpatient nursing careNo14 (100%)81 (93.1%)95 (94.1%)0.731
Yes02 (2.3%)2 (2%)
N/A04 (4.6%)4 (4%)

NursingNo10 (71.4%)59 (67.8%)69 (68.3%)0.601
Yes4 (4.6%)25 (28.7%)29 (28.7%)
N/A03 (3.4%)3 (3%)

PhysiotherapyNo14 (100%)76 (87.4%)90 (89.1%)0.323
Yes07 (8%)7 (6.9%)
N/A04 (4.6%)4 (4%)

Speech therapyNo14 (100%)83 (95.4%)97 (96%)-
Yes000
N/A04 (4.6%)4 (4%)

Occupational therapyNo14 (100%)82 (94.2%)96 (95%)0.733
Yes02 (2.3%)2 (2%)
N/A03 (3.4%)3 (3%)

Other servicesNo13 (92.8%)74 (85%)87 (86.1%)0.402
Yes1 (7.2%)2 (2.3%)3 (3%)
N/A011 (12.6%)11 (10.9%)

Technical aids

Walking stickNo6 (42.8%)60 (69%)66 (65.3%)0.111
Yes6 (42.8%)23 (26.4%)29 (28.7%)
N/A2 (14.3%)4 (4.6%)6 (5.9%)

HikerNo12 (85.7%)71 (81.6%)83 (82.2%)0.155
Yes013 (14.9%)13 (12.9%)
N/A2 (14.3%)3 (3.5%)5 (4.9%)

WheelchairNo9 (64.3%)52 (59.8%)61 (60.4%)0.409
Yes4 (28.6%)33 (33.9%)37 (36.6%)
N/A1 (7.1%)2 (2.3%)3 (3%)

Hearing aidsNo12 (85.7%)80 (91.9%)92 (91.1%)0.360
Yes1 (7.1%)2 (2.3%)3 (3%)
N/A1 (7.1%)5 (5.7%)6 (5.9%)

GlassesNo6 (42.8%)52 (59.8%)58 (57.4%)0.203
Yes7 (50%)31 (35.6%)38 (37.6%)
N/A1 (7.1%)4 (4.6%)5 (5%)