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Table 1 Grandparents aged 60 years or more with health-related limitations in the activities of daily living and self-perceived health status

From: Associations of family and social contact with health among Italian grandparents

  Grandfathers Grandmothers Total
Freq. % Freq. %. Freq. %.
Health-related limitations in activities of daily living
No limitations 1802 55.2 2220 48.0 4022 51.0
Mild limitations 966 29.6 1,536 33.2 2502 31.7
Severe limitations 495 15.2 868 18.8 1363 17.3
Self-perceived health status
Very good/good 1384 41.3 1513 32.7 2861 36.3
Fair 1296 39.7 1984 42.9 3280 41.6
Poor/very poor 619 19.0 1127 24.4 1746 22.1
Total 3263 100.0 4624 100.0 7887 100.0
  1. Source: ISTAT Famiglie e Soggetti Sociali 2009