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Table 1 Characteristics of the respondents and problems in EQ-5D dimensions by being left behind and not being left behind (n = 825)

From: Association between social capital and health-related quality of life among left behind and not left behind older people in rural China

Variables Total n (%) Left behind n (%) Not left behind n (%) P value
Sex
 Male 382 (46.3) 192 (46.3) 190 (46.3) 0.982
 Female 443 (53.7) 223 (53.7) 220 (53.7)  
Age
 60-69 418 (50.7) 207 (49.9) 211 (51.5) 0.677
 70-79 277 (33.6) 138 (33.3) 139 (33.9)  
 80 and above 130 (15.8) 70 (16.9) 60 (14.6)  
Marital status
 Married 600 (72.7) 325 (78.3) 275 (67.1) < 0.001
 Othersa 225 (27.3) 90 (21.7) 135 (32.9)  
Educational level
 Primary school and above 445 (53.9) 216 (52.0) 229 (55.9) 0.273
 Illiterate 380 (46.1) 199 (48.0) 181 (44.1)  
Problems in mobility
 Yes 135 (16.4) 71 (17.1) 64 (15.6) 0.561
 No 690 (83.6) 344 (82.9) 346 (84.4)  
Problems in self-care
 Yes 67 (8.1) 36 (8.7) 31 (7.6) 0.558
 No 758 (91.9) 379 (91.3) 379 (92.4)  
Problems in usual activities
 Yes 153 (18.5) 88 (21.2) 65 (15.9) 0.048
 No 672 (81.5) 327 (78.8) 345 (84.1)  
Problems in pain/discomfort
 Yes 353 (42.8) 189 (45.5) 164 (40.0) 0.108
 No 472 (57.2) 226 (54.5) 246 (60.0)  
Problems in depression/anxiety
 Yes 101 (12.2) 52 (12.5) 49 (12.0) 0.800
 No 724 (87.8) 363 (87.5) 361 (88.0)  
  1. arepresents single, widowed and divorced