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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the participants

From: Benefits and barriers: a qualitative study on online social participation among widowed older adults in Southwest China

Variables  
Age
 60–69 6
 70–79 8
 80–89 5
Gender
 Male 7
 Female 12
Education
 Illiterate 1
 Primary school 4
 Junior high 10
 Senior high 3
 College 1
Time widowed (years)
  ≤ 1 4
 2–4 6
  ≥ 5 9
Type of residence
 Living alone 13
 Living with children 5
 Living with grandchildren 1
Monthly income (CNY)
 1000–2000 4
 2001–3999 12
  ≥ 4000 3
Pension source
 Retirement allowance 15
 Commercial insurance 3
 Funds by adult children 1
Number of chronic diseases
 None 4
 1–2 13
  ≥ 3 2