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Table 1 Sample characteristics for the survived (mean or % by wave)

From: When does poor subjective financial position hurt the elderly? Testing the interaction with educational attainment using a national representative longitudinal survey

Year 1996 1999 2003 p a
N 2387 2022 1482 **
Age (mean) 73.8+-5.0 76.4+-4.8 79.6+-4.1  
Sex (male, %) 56.1 55.1 54.5  
Education (%)     
   Illiterate 36.0 36.6 34.0  
   Literate with no formal education 8.4 8.4 8.2  
   Primary school 34.0 34.0 34.9  
   Junior high school 9.5 9.5 9.8  
   Senior high school 6.0 6.0 7.0  
   College or above 5.5 5.5 6.2  
Subjective financial status (%)     **
   Very satisfied 7.5 6.9 5.7  
   Satisfied 33.4 32.0 41.4  
   Average 43.3 40.9 33.5  
   Dissatisfied 15.9 20.3 19.3  
Self-rated health     **
   Very good 12.2 9.2 7.9  
   Good 19.4 19.4 21.0  
   Faire 34.2 34.4 32.1  
   Poor 28.9 29.9 32.5  
   Very poor 5.4 7.1 6.6  
CESD-10 score 6.5+-6.5 11.0+-3.7 10.5+-3.5 **
  1. a Chi-squared (ANOVA)test for count (continuous) variables for difference in trends across the waves, ** = p < 0.01