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Table 4 Sample selection for survival analysis and descriptive statistics by year. Weighted proportions

From: Grandparents in Italy: trends and changes in the demography of grandparenthood from 1998 to 2016

Sample selection 1998 2016
Original sample 31,588 19,636
(of which) Parents 27,625 15,743
(of which) Aged over 60 9419 7634
Cohort range 1898–1938 1913–1956
Women (%) 56 55
Grandparents (%) 78 71
Grandparents up to 3 grandchildren (%) 60 65
Mean age (SD) 71 (7.8) 72 (8.7)
  Men Women Men Women
Mean n. of children 2.4 2.5 2.1 2.3
Mean n. of grandchildren 3.5 4.1 3.1 3.4
Mean age at grandparenthood (SD) 56 (6.9) 52 (6.9) 57 (7.8) 53 (8.3)
  1. Source: Famiglie e Soggetti Sociali, ISTAT