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Table 3 Medical returns across different dimensions of social integration among MEFC

From: Association between social integration and medical returns among the migrant elderly following children to Jinan City China

Variables N(%) Medicine return χ2 p*
NO Yes
Observations 627(100) 500(79.7) 127(20.3)   
Economic integration status
Joining local medical insurance     16.871 0.001***
 Yes 113(18) 106(93.8) 7(6.2)   
 No 514(82) 394(76.7) 120(23.3)   
Acculturation
Duration of stay in current residence     9.350 0.002**
  ≤ 5 years 339(54.1) 255(75.2) 84(24.8)   
 >5 years 288(45.9) 245(85.1) 43(14.9)   
Identification
Willingness to stay for a long time     32.567 0.001**
 Yes 326(52.0) 284(87.1) 42(12.9)   
 No 201(32.1) 134(66.7) 67(33.3)   
 Not sure 100(15.9) 82(82.0) 18(18.0)   
  1. p<0.05,**p<0.01,***p<0.001