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Table 3 Associations between tea consumption and depressive symptoms, by gender and by age group (2005–2014 panel data)

From: Association between tea consumption and depressive symptom among Chinese older adults

  By Gender By Age group
Male Female 80 and above 65–79
Inconsistent drinkers 0.03 0.02 0.08 −0.12
Consistent drinkers −0.01 0.09 0.13 −0.09
Consistent daily drinkers −0.29*** −0.09 − 0.01 −0.42***
Age −0.02*** −0.04*** − 0.06*** 0.02*
Male 0.06 −0.19**
Urban −0.38*** −0.38*** − 0.42*** −0.31***
Literate −0.43*** −0.03 − 0.24*** −0.16**
Married −0.65*** −0.86*** − 0.52*** −0.89***
Having pension −0.59*** −0.64*** − 0.62*** −0.69***
Smoking −0.02 −0.28** − 0.16** 0.00
Drinking −0.40*** −0.52*** − 0.43*** −0.41***
ADL score −0.37*** −0.22*** − 0.25*** −0.68***
MMSE score −0.09*** −0.08*** − 0.08*** −0.10***
Playing card/mahjong −0.30*** −0.69*** − 0.54*** −0.40***
Community activity −0.26*** −0.57*** − 0.45*** −0.33***
Tourism −1.09*** −0.88*** −0.95*** − 0.97***
Cases 5873 7153 8318 4708
Observations 10,895 12,541 13,992 9444
  1. * p < 0.1, ** p < 0.05, *** p < 0.01