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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of studied elderly people (n = 235)

From: Relationship between morality, happiness, and social support among elderly people

Variables No. %
Age per years
 60–< 65 111 47.2
 ≥ 65 124 52.8
 Mean ±SD 65.8 ± 5.1
 Range 60–81
Gender
 Male 100 42.6
 Female 135 57.4
Residence
 Rural 43 18.3
 Urban 192 81.7
Marital status
 Single 4 1.7
 Married 133 56.6
 Divorced 7 3.0
 Widowed 91 38.7
Education
 Illiterate/read and write 8 3.4
 Primary education 16 6.8
 Secondary 80 34.0
 University or higher 131 55.7
Working condition
 Work 61 26.0
 Do not work 174 74.0
Previous work
 Worker 6 2.6
 Crafts man or farmer 5 2.1
 Free business 3 1.3
 Governmental job 188 80.0
 Housewife 33 14.0
With whom life
 Wife/husband 131 55.7
 One of the sons 44 18.7
 One of the relatives 6 2.6
 Alone 54 23.0
Income source
 Pension 228 97.0
 Property income 7 3.0
Income
 Insufficient 78 33.2
 Sufficient 137 58.3
 Sufficient and save 20 8.5