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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants (N = 141)

From: A pilot study of depression among older people in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Characteristics Number (%) of Community Sample [108(76.6%)] Number (%) of CH Sample [33(23.4%)] Total number (%)
Employment Status    
Currently employed 27(25) 0(0.0) 27(19.1)
Currently not employed 81(75) 33(100) 114(80.9)
Ways of Earning    
Self 71(65.7) 20(60.6) 91(64.5)
Others 37(34.3) 13(39.4) 50(35.5)
Total Number of Children    
Less than 3 65(60.2) 23(69.7) 88(62.4)
Three or more 43(39.8) 10(30.3) 53(37.6)
Number of married children    
None 16(14.8) 12(36.4) 28(19.9)
1-2 married children 48(44.4) 8(24.2) 56(39.7)
3 or more married children 44(40.8) 13(39.4) 57(40.4)
No visit from offspring/s 6(5.6) 17(51.5) 23(16.3)
Who is your caregiver?    
Spouse & Children 92(85.2) 4(12.1) 96(68.0)
Others 16(14.8) 29(87.9) 45(32)
Have at least one caregiver 106(98.1) 16(48.5) 122(86.5)
Have servants at residential 34(31.5) 6(18.2) 40(28.4)