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Table 1 Description of study variables

From: Intergenerational support and subjective wellbeing among oldest-old in China: the moderating role of economic status

Variables Description
Life satisfaction 0 = Bad, 1 = Good
Psychological health 0 = Depressive, 1 = Normal
Provide financial support 0 = No, 1 = Yes
Receive financial support 0 = No, 1 = Yes
Receive instrumental support 0 = No, 1 = Yes
Receive emotional support 0 = No, 1 = Yes
Combination of receiving support 1 = No support, 2 = Financial support, 3 = Instrumental support, 4 = Emotional support,
5 = Financial and instrumental support, 6 = Financial and emotional support,
7 = Instrumental and emotional support, 8 = Financial, instrumental and emotional support
Age (years) Validated age of older adult
Gender 0 = Male, 1 = Female
Current residence The current residential area of the interviewed elderly (0 = Rural, 1 = Urban)
Current marital status 1 = Currently married and living with spouse, 2 = Never married, separated and divorced,
3 = Widowed
Income Total income of the older adult’s household last year
Self-rated economic status How does the older rate his economic status compared with other local people? (1 = Bad, 2 = Average, 3 = Good)
Years of schooling Years of schooling
Number of living children Number of living children
Co-residence Whether living with adult children (0 = No, 1 = Yes)
ADL For the last 6 months, whether limited in activities because of health problem
(0 = Not limited, 1 = Limited)
Chronic disease Whether suffering chronic disease (0 = No, 1 = Yes)
Social security insurance Whether having any social security and social insurance now (0 = No, 1 = Yes)
Medical insurance Whether having any of urban employee/urban resident/new rural cooperative/commercial medical insurance now (0 = No, 1 = Yes)
Old-age insurance Whether having any of public/private/commercial old-age insurance now (0 = No, 1 = Yes)
Community service Whether having any community service now (0 = No, 1 = Yes)