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Table 2 Health and Life style characteristics of elderly in Sodo Zuriya districts, Wolaita zone, southern Ethiopia 2017 (n = 554)

From: Predictors of undernutrition among the elderly in Sodo zuriya district Wolaita zone, Ethiopia

VariableCategoryn%
Currently smokingYes397.0
No51593.0
Smoke daily(n = 39)Yes3179.4
No820.6
Drink alcohol currentlyYes9817.7
No45682.3
Frequency of alcohol useDaily2727.5
5–6 days per week2222.4
1–4 days per week1616.3
1–3 days per month2525.5
Once per month88.2
Illness in the last three monthsYes27349.3
No28150.7
Frequent disease occurredJoint pain16730.1
Hypertension407.2
Diabetes mellitus193.4
Othersa478.5
Decline in food intakeYes18333.0
No37167.0
Reason for declineDigestive problem5127.7
Loss of appetite8647.0
Chewing problem2815.3
 Loss of smell and taste189.8
Take medication currentlyYes11821.3
No43678.8
Reason for lonelinessLoss of family member5610.1
Social isolation274.9
Otherb193.4
  1. a Acute febrile illness, skin diseases, b loss of assets