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Table 2 Variable definitions and descriptive statistics

From: The effect of serving as a danwei leader before retirement on self-rated post-retirement health: empirical evidence from China

Variable Variable definition Obs. Mean SD Min Max
Self-rated health Very healthy=5, relatively healthy=4, average=3, relatively unhealthy=2, very unhealthy=1 5910 3.317 0.864 1 5
Occupation Retired danwei leader=1, other retired individuals=0 5910 0.061 0.240 0 1
Sex Male=1, female=0 5910 0.504 0.500 0 1
Age The actual age of the respondent 5910 71.708 7.379 60 101
Education Illiterate=1, old-style private school=2, elementary school=3, junior high school=4, high school and above=5 5910 3.085 1.295 1 5
Ethnic Han ethnicity=1, minority ethnicity=0 5910 0.955 0.207 0 1
Religious belief Has religious beliefs=1, has no religious beliefs=0 5910 0.065 0.247 0 1
Marital status Has spouse=1, has no spouse=0 5910 0.765 0.424 0 1
Offspring Number of surviving children 5910 2.463 1.334 1 10
Living situation Living with children=1, not living with children=0 5910 0.368 0.482 0 1
Social support The social support scale contains six questions, including “At least how many family members/relatives can you meet or contact in a month?" Each question is answered on a five-point scale. The higher the score, the stronger the social support. 5910 13.7618 5.239 0 30
Basic activity ability Basic activity ability, has ability barrier=1, has no ability barrier=0 5910 0.289 0.453 0 1
Daily activity ability Daily activity ability, has ability barrier=1, has no ability barrier=0 5910 0.198 0.399 0 1
Hospitalization "Have you been hospitalized in the past two years?" yes=1, no =0 5910 0.290 0.454 0 1
Region Eastern province=1, other province=0 5910 0.443 0.497 0 1
lncome Logarithm of income in the past year 5910 8.508 1.365 4.248 12.899
Mediation of disputes Yes=1,no=0 5910 0.213 0.409 0 1
Study Completely non-conforming=1, comparatively non-conforming=2, general=3, comparatively conforming=4, completely conforming=5 5587 2.821 1.108 1 5
  1. SD Standard Deviation