Table 2: Social capital characteristics by cohort.

65–74 yrs
  (%)
75–84 yrs
  (%)
85+ yrs
  (%)
(df)a

SC: cohesion16.97 (6)0.009
 Strongly disagree
 Disagree
 Agree
 Strongly agree
1
6
60
34
0
4
64
31
2
9
58
31
SC: support15.84 (6)0.015
 Never/rarely
 Sometimes
 Often
 Always
11
26
32
31
11
22
28
38
15
22
27
36
SC: Trust 5.320.503
 Strongly disagree
 Disagree
 Agree
 Strongly agree
2
10
62
26
2
9
66
23
1
8
62
29
SC: participation25.670.177
 0
 1
 2
 3+
44
26
15
15
45
26
13
16
49
27
14
10
SC: telephone interaction5.870.438
 Once a week
 Few times a week
 Once a day
 Several times a day
10
25
23
42
12
28
22
38
10
27
25
38

The Kruskal-Wallis statistic, a test of rank for nonparametric samples, was also conducted for all social capital items to examine differences in the 3 groups. Results indicated statistical differences for support (KW = 6.59, df = 2, and ), but no differences for cohesion, trust, and participation (cohesion: KW = 1.58, df = 2, and ; trust: KW = 1.66, df = 2, and ; telephone interaction: KW = 3.71, df = 2, and ). In the case of support, the cohort of 65 to 74 was ranked the highest for support (rank sum = 1,240,000), followed by those who are 75 to 84 (rank sum = 887,372), and last for those who are 85 and older (rank sum = 251,588).