Spirituality and the Elderly: Survey of Staff and Residents From Long-Term Care Facilities, 1998

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AFTERLIF

Do you believe in an afterlife?
  1) Yes, definitely
  2) Sometimes
  3) No

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Yes, definitely 395 68.2% 68.2% -.63
Sometimes 117 20.2% 88.4% .82
No 67 11.6% 100% 2.27

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

<35 yrs 35-44 yrs 45-64 yrs 65-79 yrs 80+ yrs TOTAL
Yes, definitely 68.7%
46
76.0%
73
76.1%
89
61.9%
70
59.7%
80
67.9%
358
Sometimes 22.4%
15
19.8%
19
17.9%
21
23.0%
26
20.9%
28
20.7%
109
No 9.0%
6
4.2%
4
6.0%
7
15.0%
17
19.4%
26
11.4%
60
TOTAL 100.0%
67
100.0%
96
100.0%
117
100.0%
113
100.0%
134

527


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, definitely 62.4%
78
69.6%
314
68.1%
392
Sometimes 20.0%
25
20.4%
92
20.3%
117
No 17.6%
22
10.0%
45
11.6%
67
TOTAL 100.0%
125
100.0%
451

576


Religious preference (I-RELCAT)

Protestant Catholic Other None TOTAL
Yes, definitely 71.9%
284
69.6%
48
20.0%
2
57.7%
60
68.2%
394
Sometimes 17.7%
70
27.5%
19
40.0%
4
23.1%
24
20.2%
117
No 10.4%
41
2.9%
2
40.0%
4
19.2%
20
11.6%
67
TOTAL 100.0%
395
100.0%
69
100.0%
10
100.0%
104

578


Education (I-EDUC)

Grade schl High schl 2 yr/equiv BA/BS Grad degr TOTAL
Yes, definitely 56.3%
18
71.1%
118
74.6%
106
70.5%
86
58.0%
65
68.5%
393
Sometimes 28.1%
9
21.7%
36
17.6%
25
19.7%
24
18.8%
21
20.0%
115
No 15.6%
5
7.2%
12
7.7%
11
9.8%
12
23.2%
26
11.5%
66
TOTAL 100.0%
32
100.0%
166
100.0%
142
100.0%
122
100.0%
112

574


Race/Ethnicity (I-ETHNIC)

Non-white White TOTAL
Yes, definitely 67.3%
68
68.0%
314
67.9%
382
Sometimes 23.8%
24
19.7%
91
20.4%
115
No 8.9%
9
12.3%
57
11.7%
66
TOTAL 100.0%
101
100.0%
462

563

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