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Table 3 Descriptive statistics

From: Age sequences of the elderly’ social network and its efficacies on well-being: an urban-rural comparison in China

Latent variables Observed variables Mean of total sample Mean of city sample Mean of rural sample
The Young-old group The Middle-old group The Old-old group The Young-old group The Middle-old group The Old-old group
Social network Family network Family contacts 3.23 3.25 3.29 3.29 3.12 3.18 3.36
Family talks 2.26 2.29 2.29 2.31 2.20 2.24 2.10
Family supports 3.02 2.94 3.04 3.18 2.95 3.10 3.21
Friend network Friend contacts 2.58 2.86 2.63 2.14 2.62 2.35 2.00
Friend talks 1.59 1.84 1.60 1.37 1.55 1.43 1.17
Friend supports 1.79 2.10 1.72 1.44 1.81 1.59 1.26
Older adults’ well-being Life satisfaction 4.01 4.00 4.13 4.15 3.93 4.03 3.99
Self-rated health 3.20 3.46 3.21 3.13 3.10 2.94 2.93
Control variables Income 2.88 3.49 3.48 3.50 2.16 1.82 1.67
Education 2.91 3.61 3.31 2.67 2.5 2.09 1.64
Gender 0.52 0.50 0.55 0.56 0.48 0.54 0.58
Age 70.31 63.76 74.35 83.84 63.78 74.20 83.58
Number of children 3.09 2.10 3.28 3.93 2.83 4.13 4.88
Marital status 0.35 0.20 0.40 0.64 0.22 0.48 0.76