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Table 1
- The links between health-related behaviors and life satisfaction in elderly individuals who prefer institutional living

Mean LSI-A scores of the study group and socio-demographic characteristics (n = 133)

Socio-demographic characteristics
N (%)
LSI-A score Mean (SD)
p-value

Gender 1
    t = 0.056
     Female
48 (36.1)
20.35(5.72)
p = 0.956
     Male
85(63.9)
20.29(6.12)
 
Education Level 2
    F = 0.69
     No education/illiterate
37(27.8)
19.24(6.02)
P = 0.557
     Primary school
62(46.6)
21.06(5.85)
 
     Secondary school
15(11.3)
20.00(6.04)
 
     University
19(14.3)
20.36(6.23)
 
Marital status2
    F = 1.16
     Married
5(3.8)
21.60(4.33)
P = 0.325
     Never married
30(22.6)
20.13(5.18)
 
     Divorced
33(24.8)
18.78(6.03)
 
     Widow/Widower
65(48.8)
21.07(6.30)
 
Social security2
    F = 1.41
     Government retirement fund
13(9.8)
22.84 (6.98)
P = 0.234
     Bag-Kur (Public)
6(4.5)
23.33(3.50)
 
     Workers' social insurance (Public)
31(23.3)
20.64(5.72)
 
     Green card (public insurance for the poor)
56(42.1)
19.83(6.10)
 
     No insurance
27(20.3)
19.03(5.57)
 
Income status (as self-assessed)2
    t = -2.66
     Low
95(71.4)
19.46(5.73)
P = 0.009
     Moderate/Good
38(28.6)
22.44(6.03)
 

1Unpaired t test

2 ANOVA (one-way)


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