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Table 1 General characteristics of the respondents (N = 3336)

From: Correlation between functional disability and quality of life among rural elderly in Anhui province, China: a cross-sectional study

 

Total

Quality of Life

χ2

p-value

(N=3336)

Good(N=621)

Poor(N=2715)

  

Gender

   

33.153

<0.001

 Male

1640(49.2)

370(59.6)

1270(46.8)

  

 Female

1696(50.8)

251(40.4)

1445(53.2)

  

Age(years)

   

65.987

<0.001

 60–69

1529(45.8)

358(57.6)

1171(43.1)

  

 70–79

1325(39.7)

228(36.8)

1097(40.4)

  

 ≥80

482(14.5)

35(5.6)

447(16.5)

  

Education level

   

25.414

<0.001

 Illiterate

2211(66.3)

358(57.7)

1853(68.3)

  

 Primary and above

1125(33.7)

263(42.3)

862(31.7)

  

Employment status

   

111.305

<0.001

 Unemployed

2137(64.1)

284(45.7)

1853(68.3)

  

 Employed

1199(35.9)

337(54.3)

862(31.7)

  

Living style

   

7.920

0.019

 Living alone

660(19.8)

98(15.8)

562(20.7)

  

 Living with spouse

1436(43.0)

276(44.4)

1160(42.7)

  

 Other

1240(37.2)

247(39.8)

993(36.6)

  

Region

   

57.991

<0.001

 Northern

1482(44.4)

198(31.9)

1284(47.3)

  

 Central

919(27.5)

184(29.6)

735(27.1)

  

 Southern

935(28.1)

239(38.5)

696(25.6)

  

Poverty

   

42.604

<0.001

 Yes

1206(36.2)

154(24.8)

1052(38.7)

  

 No

2130(63.8)

467(75.2)

1663(61.3)

  

Physical discomfort

   

178.701

<0.001

(Within two weeks)

     

 Yes

2120(63.5)

250(40.3)

1870(68.9)

  

 No

1216(36.5)

371(59.7)

845(31.1)

  

Chronic diseases

   

164.175

<0.001

 0

865(25.9)

269(43.3)

596(22.0)

  

 1

1227(36.8)

239(38.5)

988(36.3)

  

 ≥2

1244(37.3)

113(18.2)

1131(41.7)

  

Hospitalization

   

90.620

<0.001

(Within a year)

     

 Yes

1062(31.8)

98(15.8)

964(35.5)

  

 No

2274(68.2)

523(84.2)

1751(64.5)

  

Source of income

   

23.457

<0.001

 Employment income

2569(77.0)

524(84.4)

2045(75.3)

  

 Child support

395(11.8)

51(8.2)

344(12.7)

  

 Government subsidy

372(11.2)

46(7.4)

326(12.0)

  

Cognition

   

32.797

<0.001

 Limited

2312(69.3)

371(59.7)

1941(71.5)

  

 Robust

1024(30.7)

250(40.3)

774(28.5)

  

Mobility

   

441.426

<0.001

 Limited

2197(65.9)

185(29.8)

2012(74.1)

  

 Robust

1139(34.1)

436(70.2)

703(35.9)

  

Self-care

   

183.178

<0.001

 Limited

988(29.6)

45(7.2)

943(34.7)

  

 Robust

2348(70.4)

576(92.8)

1772(65.3)

  

Getting along

   

165.945

<0.001

 Limited

1253(37.6)

93(15.0)

1160(42.7)

  

 Robust

2083(62.4)

528(85.0)

1555(57.3)

  

Life activities

   

440.374

<0.001

 Limited

2170(65.0)

179(28.8)

1991(73.3)

  

 Robust

1166(35.0)

442(71.2)

724(26.7)

  

Social participation

   

286.526

<0.001

 Limited

3012(90.3)

448(72.1)

2564(94.4)

  

 Robust

324(9.7)

173(27.9)

151(5.6)