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Table 1 Participant characteristics by ethnic group

From: Multi-ethnic validation of 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale in Chile

VariableCategoriesNon-indigenous (n = 231)Aymara (n = 201)Mapuche (n = 368)Total
n (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)
SexWomen107 (46%)106 (53%)180 (49%)393 (49%)
Men124 (54%)95 (47%)188 (51%)407 (51%)
Age group60–69 years82 (35%)97 (48%)162 (44%)341 (43%)
70–79 years102 (44%)75 (37%)134 (36%)311 (39%)
80+ years47 (21%)29 (15%)72 (20%)148 (18%)
Marital statusMarried or cohabiting112 (48%)120 (60%)202 (55%)434 (54%)
Single47 (20%)23 (11%)54 (15%)124 (15%)
Widow49 (21%)45 (22%)96 (26%)190 (24%)
Divorced, separated23 (11%)13 (7%)16 (4%)52 (7%)
ResidenceNorth (region of Arica y Parinacota)110 (48%)201 (100%)0311 (39%)
South (region of The Araucanía)121 (52%)0368 (100%)489 (61%)
EducationPrimary school incomplete56 (24%)127 (63%)250 (68%)433 (54%)
Primary school120 (52%)49 (24%)76 (21%)245 (31%)
High school or vocational education48 (21%)21 (10%)39 (10%)108 (13%)
Higher education7 (3%)4 (3%)3 (1%)14 (2%)