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Table 1 Prevalence of disability in men and women aged 50 and older by determinants

From: Social determinants of sex differences in disability among older adults: a multi-country decomposition analysis using the World Health Survey

  Men Women
  Estimate* SE Estimate* SE
Overall 23.8 0.6 40.1 0.7
Age     
50-54 years 15.0 0.9 27.3 1.1
55-59 years 15.9 1.0 30.5 1.3
60-64 years 21.8 1.2 41.9 1.6
65-69 years 31.9 1.6 44.7 2.3
70-74 years 36.0 2.0 53.5 1.8
75-79 years 44.5 2.4 56.3 1.9
80+ years 45.5 2.6 68.9 2.0
Marital status     
Married/cohabiting 22.7 0.6 33.9 0.9
Never married 21.9 3.1 34.6 2.4
Divorced/separated/widowed 33.2 1.7 49.4 1.1
Education     
No education 31.9 1.2 47.2 1.3
Incomplete primary 30.9 1.5 44.6 1.5
Primary completed 20.9 1.1 34.7 1.3
Secondary/High school completed 17.7 0.9 30.7 1.2
College completed or above 13.5 1.3 32.5 2.6
Employment     
Currently in paid employment 17.4 0.7 26.1 1.0
Not working for pay 34.7 1.0 44.6 0.9
Household economic status     
Lowest quintile 34.4 1.3 49.3 1.4
Second quintile 27.6 1.4 41.9 1.3
Middle quintile 24.5 1.3 44.2 1.4
Forth quintile 21.2 1.1 34.3 1.7
Highest quintile 12.8 0.9 29.5 1.5
Urban-rural residence     
Rural area 26.9 0.9 42.8 1.2
Urban area 20.0 0.8 37.3 0.9
  1. *All numbers are percentages.
  2. Pooled analysis of 57 countries, World Health Survey, 2002-2004.