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Table 1 Demographic and social contacts of internal elderly migrants (n = 1544)

From: Factors influencing utilization of primary health care by elderly internal migrants in China: the role of social contacts

  All respondents
n (%)
Respondents attending community free medical examinations
n (%)
All 1544 (100.0) 511 (100.0)
Gender*
 Male 858 (55.6) 304 (59.5)
 Female 686 (44.4) 207 (40.5)
Age**
 60–64 775 (50.2) 229 (44.8)
 65–69 387 (25.1) 132 (25.8)
 70–74 208 (13.5) 75 (14.7)
 75–79 125 (8.1) 54 (10.6)
 80- 49 (3.2) 21 (4.1)
Education
 Primary school or below 683 (44.2) 218 (42.7)
 Middle and high schools 685 (44.4) 232 (45.4)
 College and above 176 (11.4) 61 (11.9)
Marital status
 Married 1208 (78.2) 397 (77.7)
 Single 336 (21.8) 114 (22.3)
Regional classification***
 Eastern region 1153 (74.7) 325 (63.6)
 Central region 46 (3.0) 14 (2.7)
 Western region 169 (10.9) 106 (20.7)
 Northeast region 176 (11.4) 66 (12.9)
Medical insurance
 None 138 (8.9) 39 (7.6)
 NCMS 811 (52.5) 272 (53.2)
 Urban and Rural Resident Cooperative Medical Insurance 62 (4.0) 26 (5.1)
 URBMI 149 (9.7) 43 (8.4)
 UEBMI 352 (22.8) 121 (23.7)
 Free Medical Care 32 (2.1) 10 (2.0)
Self-perceived health
 Healthy 837 (54.2) 284 (55.6)
 Basically healthy 626 (40.5) 201 (39.3)
 Unhealthy, but can take care of themselves 69 (4.5) 25 (4.9)
 Unhealthy, and cannot take care of themselves 12 (0.8) 1 (0.2)
Number of local friends***
 0 199 (12.9) 23 (4.5)
 1–2 248 (16.1) 74 (14.5)
 3–4 233 (15.1) 76 (14.9)
 5–6 262 (17.0) 95 (18.6)
 7–8 91 (5.9) 37 (7.2)
 9–10 236 (15.3) 90 (17.6)
 Above 10 275 (17.8) 116 (22.7)
Exercise time per day**
 0 min 81 (5.2) 14 (2.7)
 Within 30 min 352 (22.8) 116 (22.7)
 31–60 min 608 (39.4) 206 (40.3)
 61–90 min 61 (4.0) 29 (5.7)
 91–120 min 335 (21.7) 108 (21.1)
 Over 120 min 106 (6.9) 38 (7.4)
  1. *p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001