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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the respondents by whether they fell during the past 12 months

From: Falls and fear of falling among Israeli community-dwelling older people: a cross-sectional national survey

   Fallsa in the past 12 months  
Variable All
n, (%)
Yes
n, (%)
No
n, (%)
P value
Age     0.001>
 65–69 602 (19.1%) 107 (14.2%) 495 (20.6%)  
 70–74 907 (28.7%) 173 (23.0%) 734 (30.5%)  
 75–79 872 (27.6%) 241 (32.0%) 631 (26.2%)  
 ≥ 80 778 (24.6%) 232 (30.8%) 546 (22.7%)  
Gender     0.001>
 Male 1350 (42.7%) 221 (29.3%) 1129 (46.9%)  
 Female 1809 (57.3%) 532 (70.7%) 1277 (53.1%)  
Population group     0.56
 Jewish 2072 (65.6%) 500 (66.5%) 1572 (65.3%)  
 Arab 1087 (34.4%) 253 (33.5%) 834 (34.7%)  
Years of schooling     0.001>
 ≤ 12 1753 (56.9%) 458 (62.9%) 1295(55.1%)  
 > 12 1327 (43.1%) 270 (37.1%) 1057 (44.9%)  
Marital Status     0.001>
 Married or living with a partner 2160 (69.1%) 431 (57.7%) 1729 (72.7%)  
 Single or widowed 159 (5.1%) 43 (5.8%) 116 (4.9%)  
 Separated 805 (25.8%) 273 (36.5%) 532 (22.4%)  
  1. aAt least one fall in the past 12 months