Journal of Geriatrics / 2014 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Dual Sensory Impairment among Community Dwelling Rural Elderly: Concern for Rehabilitation

Table 4

Prevalence of DSI among elderly as determined by traditional PTA and HFPTA.

VariablesDSI
PTA HFPTA
% (95% CI)

Gender
 Male ( )1618.6 (11.8–28.1)3034.9 (25.6–45.4)
 Female ( )1516.8 (10.5–26.0)2730.3 (27.8–68.2)
Age groups
 Young old ( )56.1 (2.6–13.5)1113.4 (7.7–22.4)
 Old old ( )1017.8 (10.0–29.8)2341.1 (29.2–54.1)
 Oldest old ( )1643.2 (28.7–59.1)2362.2 (46.1–75.9)
Socioeconomic status
 High ( )421.1 (8.5–43.3)736.8 (19.2–59.0)
 Medium ( )819.5 (10.2–34.0)1229.3 (17.6–44.5)
 Low socioeconomic status ( )1916.5 (10.8–24.4)3833 (25.1–42.1)
Marital status
 Unmarried ( )0000
 Married/living with spouse ( )1312.6 (7.5–20.4)2625.2 (17.9–34.4)
 Widow(er) ( )1825.7 (16.9–37.0)3144.3 (33.2–55.9)
Educational status
 Illiterates ( )2519.7 (13.7–27.4)4837.8 (29.8–46.5)
 Literates ( )612.5 (5.9–24.7)918.7 (10.2–31.9)
Source of income
 Source of income present ( )1617.2 (10.9–26.1)2526.9 (18.9–36.7)
 Source of income absent ( )1518.3 (11.4–28.0)3239 (29.2–49.8)
Financial dependence
 Financial independence ( )714.9 (7.4–27.7)1123.4 (13.6–37.2)
 Partially dependent ( )720.6 (10.3–36.8)1132.4 (19.1–49.2)
 Completely dependent ( )1718.1 (11.6–27.1)3537.2 (28.1–47.3)

Total 3117.7 (12.8–24.0)5732.6 (26.1–39.8)

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