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Table 1 Definition/codes of control variables

From: Rural-urban and gender differences in the association between community care services and elderly individuals’ mental health: a case from Shaanxi Province, China

Variable Codes/definition
Age Continuous variable
Sex 0 = Male; 1 = Female
Marital status 0 = Non-single; 1 = Single (contains unmarried, divorced and widowed)
Household income 0 = Below-average incomes; 1 = Above-average incomes
Location 0 = Urban; 1 = Rural
Education Categorical variable (Primary school and lower; Junior middle school; Senior middle school and higher)
Having any ADL limitation 0 = No; 1 = Yes
Having any chronic disease 0 = No; 1 = Yes
Instrumental support 0 = No; 1 = Yes
Emotional support 0 = No; 1 = Yes
Health insurance 0 = No; 1 = Yes
Old-age insurance 0 = No; 1 = Yes
  1. Note: average income: the mean value of the total annual household income of 687 respondents