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Table 2 Simple descriptive statistics of the sample

From: Demand for community-based care services and its influencing factors among the elderly in affordable housing communities: a case study in Nanjing City

VariablesFrequencyPercentage (N = 408)
Sociodemographic characteristics
 GenderMale15638.20%
Female25261.80%
 Age60–645012.30%
65–696215.20%
70–749824.00%
75–798821.60%
80 and above11027.00%
 Educational levelIlliteracy12430.40%
Primary school10826.50%
Middle school10425.50%
Technical secondary school or High school5613.70%
Junior College102.50%
Undergraduate or above41.00%
 Health statusVery good11628.40%
General20450.00%
Bad8821.60%
 Whether suffering from chronic diseasesNo8821.60%
Yes32078.40%
 Self-care abilityFully self-care29071.10%
Partial self-care9022.10%
Without self-care ability286.90%
 Career before retirementDaily laborer18244.60%
Civil servant20.50%
Public institution employee286.90%
State-owned company employee8821.60%
Private company employee5212.70%
Merchant348.30%
Other225.40%
Family structure
 Living statusLiving alone6816.70%
With spouse19848.50%
With children10425.50%
With grandchildren82.00%
Three generations living together307.40%
Economic characteristics
 Monthly income< 1000 RMB14635.80%
1000–1500 RMB6014.70%
1500–2000 RMB409.80%
2000–2500 RMB409.80%
>  2500 RMB12229.90%
 Income sourcePension and endowment insurance23858.30%
Money from children or relatives9623.50%
Personal labor income122.90%
Government aid4210.30%
Other204.90%
 Source of medical expensesSelf-pay10225.00%
Medical insurance22655.40%
Children aid7618.60%
Other41.00%
Elderly care intention
 Elderly care intentionPrivate homes10872.10%
Long-term care institutions61.50%
Community-based care facilities29426.50%
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