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Table 1 Comparison of sociodemographic characteristics of Canteen and Non-Canteen groups

From: Community canteen services for the rural elderly: determining impacts on general mental health, nutritional status, satisfaction with life, and social capital

SociodemographicsTotalCanteen GroupNon-Canteen GroupP values
Age (mean, SD)83.07 (4.19)83.54 (4.55)82.60 (3.77)>  0.05
Gender (n, %)   >  0.05
 Male136 (47.9)63 (45.0)73 (50.7) 
 Female148 (52.1)77 (55.00)71 (49.3) 
Marital status (n, %)   >  0.05
 Non-single a130 (45.8)59 (42.1)71 (49.3) 
 Single154 (54.2)81 (57.9)73 (50.7) 
Education (n, %)   >  0.05
 Illiterate187 (65.8)100 (71.4)87 (60.4) 
 Primary school76 (26.8)30 (21.4)46 (31.9) 
 Middle school19 (6.7)8 (5.7)11 (7.6) 
 Senior middle school1 (0.4)1 (0.7)0 (0.0) 
 Undergraduate or higher1 (0.4)1 (0.7)0 (0.0) 
Income/month (CNY) (n, %)   >  0.05
  < 30094 (33.1)50 (35.7)44 (36.6) 
 300–999111 (39.1)50 (35.7)61 (42.4) 
 1000–199958 (20.4)32 (22.9)26 (18.1) 
 2000–299911 (3.9)4 (2.9)7 (4.9) 
  ≥ 300010 (3.5)4 (2.9)6 (4.2) 
  1. Notes: SD standard deviation; aNon-single includes living as part of a couple; single includes the divorced, never married, or widowed