Table 1: Demographic characteristics of the study sample (n=300).

Demographic characteristicsNumber (%)

Age group65-74 years200 (66.7)
75 years and above100 (33.3)

GenderMale125 (41.7)
Female175 (58.3)

Level of educationNo schooling23 ( 7.7)
Primary education93 (31.0)
Secondary education71 (23.7)
Ordinary Level77 (25.7)
Advanced Level31 (10.3)
Diploma/Degree05 (1.7)

Marital statusMarried201 (67.0)
Single19 ( 6.3)
Widowed73 (24.3)
Divorced04 (1.3)
Separated03 (1.0)

Living companionWith spouse or children268 (89.3)
Alone32 (10.7)

Monthly income
(Sri Lankan Rupees)
< 10000132 (44.0)
10000-20000149 (49.7)
20000-5000019 (6.3)