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Table 4 Variables assignment

From: A study on the current state and equity level of social participation ability among older adults in Henan Province, China

Variables Assignment
SPAOAa  < 90 points = 0, ≥ 90 points = 1
Age 60 ≤ Age < 70 = 1, 70 ≤ Age < 80 = 2, Age >  = 80 = 3
Sex Male = 0, Female = 1
Residence Urban = 0, Rural = 1
Educational level Illiteracy = 1, Primary school = 2, Junior high school = 3, High School/Technical School = 4, College degree and above = 5
Pre-retirement occupationb Government staffs = 1, Industry and service workers = 2, Agricultural staffs = 3, Others = 4
Income 1000and below = 1, 1001–2000 = 2, 2001–3000 = 3, 3001and above = 4
Medical insurancec Basic Medical Insurance for Urban Employees = 1, Basic Medical Insurance for Urban Residents = 2, New Rural Cooperative Medical System = 3, Others = 4
  1. aSPAOA: Score of the social participation ability among older adults
  2. bPre-retirement occupation: Occupations in which older individuals spend the majority of their time prior to retirement
  3. cMedical insurance: The most common type of medical insurance held by older adults