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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of control variables (N = 687)

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 Number Percentage (%)
Age (mean, SD) (70.42, 7.10)
Sex Male 266 38.72
Female 421 61.28
Marital status Non-single 439 63.90
Single a 248 36.10
Household income Above-average incomes 344 50.07
Below-average incomes 343 49.93
Location Urban 390 56.77
Rural 297 43.23
Education Primary school and lower 298 43.38
Middle school 196 28.53
Senior middle school and higher 193 28.09
Having ADL limitation Yes 16 2.33
No 671 97.67
Having any chronic disease Yes 385 56.04
No 302 43.96
Instrumental support Yes 586 85.30
No 101 14.70
Emotional support Yes 583 84.86
No 104 15.14
Health insurance Yes 673 97.96
No 14 2.04
Old-age insurance Yes 661 96.22
No 26 3.78
  1. Note: Single a contains unmarried, divorced and widowed