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Table 1 Participant demographic characteristics

From: Living arrangements and life satisfaction: mediation by social support and meaning in life

VariableTotal(n = 215)
n(%)
Nursing Home(n = 101)
n(%)
Community(n = 114)
n(%)
X2p
Age (years)   −7.076***0.000
 60–74102 (47.4)22 (21.8)80 (70.2)  
 ≥75113 (52.6)79 (78.2)34 (29.8)  
Marital status   −6.032***0.000
 Married98 (45.6)24 (23.8)74 (64.9)  
 Other marital status117 (54.4)77 (76.2)40 (35.1)  
Source of income  −2.972**0.003
 Pension153 (71.2)62 (61.4)91 (79.8)  
 Other62 (28.8)39 (38.6)23 (20.2)  
Gender   −0.3530.724
 Male90 (41.9)41 (40.6)49 (43)  
 Female125 (58.1)60 (59.4)65 (57)  
Occupation   −0.9540.340
 Civil servant39 (18.1)19 (18.8)20 (17.5)  
 Employee91 (42.3)37 (36.6)54 (47.4)  
 Other85 (39.5)45 (44.6)40 (35.1)  
Education level  −0.6780.498
 Primary school105 (48.8)52 (51.5)53 (46.5)  
 Middle school54 (25.1)24 (23.8)30 (26.3)  
 High school or above56 (26.1)25 (24.8)31 (27.2)  
Chronic disease  −1.5260.127
 No84 (39.1)34 (33.7)50 (43.9)  
 Yes131 (61.9)67 (66.3)64 (56.1)  
Religion   −0.7460.456
 No108 (50.2)48 (47.5)60 (52.6)  
 Yes107 (49.8)53 (52.5)54 (47.4)  
  1. **p<0.01(two-tailed); ***p<0.001(two-tailed)
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