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Table 1 Characteristics of the Study Population, by GDS Score

From: Depressive symptoms and use of health services among older adults in Israel

 Total PopulationGDS ≥ 6GDS < 6
N(N = 2502)(N = 598)(N = 1904)
%100%24%76%
Women*546751
Age *   
 65–69342637
 70–74302831
 75–80232721
 81+131811
Lives alone or with caregiver*263722
Education level*   
 up to 8 years of schooling14 262212
 up to 12 years of schooling33313134
 13+ years of schooling52 434755
Fell in the past half-year*253722
Health condition today worse/much worse than last year*436538
Sleep disorder/s*46 556741
Hospitalization in past year181119
Visits to emergency room in past year17 221118
  1. * p < 0.01