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Table 1 Descriptive statistics (sample n = 8853)

From: Does digital technology reduce health disparity? Investigating difference of depression stemming from socioeconomic status among Chinese older adults

Variables Frequency Percent Mean SD
Demographics
 Age    60.36 10.27
 Gender
  Male 4918 55.5%   
  Female 3935 44.5%   
 Marital
  Married 7217 81.5%   
  Other 1636 18.5%   
Individual Socioeconomic status
 Father’s education
  Literacy 3907 44.1%   
  Illiteracy 4946 55.9%   
 SRH-16
  Poor 535 6.0%   
  Fair 1966 22.2%   
  Good 1691 19.1% 3.31 1.13
  Very good 3546 40.1%   
  Excellent 1115 12.6%   
 Education
  Literacy 7030 79.4%   
  Illiteracy 1823 20.6%   
 Income
  Log (income)    8.63 1.74
 Hukou
  Agricultural hukou 6604 74.6%   
  Non-agricultural hukou 2249 25.4%   
Digital technology usage
 Internet usage
  Yes 880 9.9%   
  No 7973 90.1%   
 Mobile Phone usage
  Yes 4675 52.8%   
  No 4178 47.2%   
Depression status
 CES-D score    7.31 6.10