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Table 2 Health status and healthcare-seeking behavior among elderly according to migration status of child(ren)

From: Impact of children's migration on health and health care-seeking behavior of elderly left behind

  With migrant child(ren) Without migrant child Total
Symptoms of poor mental health    
No symptom 41.0 44.1 42.0
1 symptom 14.3 13.3 14.0
2 symptoms 16.1 15.4 15.9
3 or more symptoms 28.5 27.3 28.1
Self assessed health    
Good health 43.8 44.5 44.0
Poor health 56.2 55.5 56.0
Number of chronic diseases    
No 55.9 56.2 56.0
1 disease 29.1 29.2 29.1
2 diseases 11.7 11.6 11.7
3 or more diseases 3.3 3.0 3.2
Illness during the previous 5 years    
Yes 64.6 64.7 64.7
No 35.4 35.3 35.3
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0
N 19,275 9,402 28,677
Treatment sought for the most recent illness+    
Yes 89.0 86.5 88.2
No 11.0 13.5 11.8
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0
N 12,455 6,086 18,541
  1. Note: + = only those who felt sick during the previous 5 years