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Table 2 Descriptive analysis of the sample

From: Neighbourhood environment and depressive symptoms among the elderly in Hong Kong and Singapore

Parameters Hong Kong Singapore Total
N % N % N %
Gender
 Male 20 11.6 59 33.9 79 22.8
 Female 153 88.4 115 66.1 268 77.2
Age group
 65–70 30 17.3 87 50.0 117 33.7
 71–75 41 23.7 56 32.2 97 28.0
 76–80 62 35.8 26 14.9 88 25.4
 81–85 27 15.6 3 1.7 30 8.6
 Above 85 13 7.5 2 1.1 15 4.3
 Living alone 65 37.6 16 9.2 81 23.3
 Car-owning household 9 5.2 69 39.7 78 22.5
Education level
 Primary or lower 136 78.6 107 61.5 243 70.0
 Junior secondary 20 11.6 34 19.5 54 15.6
 Senior secondary or above 17 9.8 33 19.0 50 14.4
BMI group
 Underweight 6 3.5 10 5.7 16 4.6
 Normal range 93 53.8 108 62.1 201 57.9
 Overweight 65 37.6 48 27.6 113 32.6
 Obese 9 5.2 8 4.6 17 4.9
Lifestyle
 Inactive 5 2.9 70 40.2 75 21.6
 Minimally active 90 52.0 92 52.9 182 52.4
 Active 78 45.1 12 6.9 90 25.9
 Three or more kinds of chronic illnesses 42 24.3 40 23.0 82 23.6
Physical health score
 Below 50 36 20.8 9 5.2 45 13.0
 50–74 66 38.2 87 50.6 153 44.3
 75 or above 71 41.0 76 44.2 147 42.6
Mental health score
 Below 50 13 7.5 8 4.6 21 6.1
 50–74 49 28.3 61 35.3 110 31.8
 75 or above 111 32.2 104 60.1 215 62.1