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Table 5 Fairlie’s decomposition of depressive symptoms difference

From: Decomposing differences in depressive symptoms between older rural-to-urban migrant workers and their counterparts in mainland China

  Gap (1) Gap(2)
Total gap 0.0631 0.0653
Explained (%) 0.0342 (54.15%) 0.0134 (20.56%)
Explained
Contribution to difference Contribution (%) [95% CI] Contribution (%) [95% CI]
 Gender −0.44 − 0.002 0.001 − 0.08 − 0.003 0.003
 Age group −9.09 − 0.007 0.001 − 57.40 − 0.018 0.002
 Ill in the last month 7.09* 0.000 0.004 2.14 −0.003 0.003
 Self-reported health −6.15 −0.005 0.003 −49.65* −0.014 −0.001
 Chronic diseases 0.21 −0.001 0.001 3.26 −0.003 0.004
 Smoke 1.59 −0.002 0.003 −16.79 −0.007 0.002
 Drink −0.39 −0.002 0.001 −4.93 −0.005 0.004
 Sleeping time −15.77*** −0.009 −0.002 −49.00* − 0.013 −0.004
 Nap 2.47 −0.001 0.003 26.62 −0.002 0.009
 Living arrangement 1.17 −0.001 0.002 6.65 −0.003 0.005
 Educational attainment 0.00 −0.001 0.001 −2.05 −0.003 0.003
 Social activity 18.67 −0.002 0.014 13.88 −0.003 0.006
 Running water 5.78 −0.008 0.012 47.77 −0.003 0.016
 Type of in-house shower 84.21*** 0.016 0.042 2.09 −0.006 0.003
 Clear in this house 2.81 −0.002 0.004 −19.31 −0.007 0.002
 Region 2.64 0.007 0.032 −3.18 −0.004 0.003
 Income quintiles 0.22 −0.001 0.002 −1.16 −0.004 0.003
 Health insurance 0.66 −0.002 0.002 3.61 −0.003 0.004
 Pension insurance −0.52 −0.002 0.001 −2.24 −0.003 0.003
  1. Gap (1): older rural-to-urban migrant workers and older rural dwellers; Gap (2): older rural-to-urban migrant workers and older urban residents; CI Confidence interval; * p < 0.05, *** p < 0.001