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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)