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Table 3 EQ-5D index by categorical variables, stratified by being left behind and not being left behind

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

Variables Left behind Not left behind
Mean SD P value Mean SD P value
Social capitala
 High 0.880 0.143 < 0.001 0.885 0.135 0.162
 Low 0.793 0.231   0.861 0.198  
Sex
 Male 0.886 0.144 0.004 0.888 0.152 0.269
 Female 0.838 0.189   0.871 0.156  
Age
 60-69 0.869 0.179 < 0.014 0.915 0.120 < 0.001
 70-79 0.874 0.149   0.877 0.136  
 80 and above 0.806 0.180   0.754 0.225  
Marital status
 Married 0.873 0.162 < 0.004 0.903 0.136 < 0.001
 Othersb 0.814 0.194   0.830 0.178  
Educational level
 Primary school and above 0.887 0.139 0.001 0.905 0.140 < 0.001
 Illiterate 0.831 0.196   0.846 0.166  
  1. athe score of social capital was dichotomized into low (lowest 25% of the sample) and high (>25%) social capital
  2. brepresents single, widowed and divorced