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Table 1 Social capital dimensions and related indicators

From: How are individual-level social capital and poverty associated with health equity? A study from two Chinese cities

Dimensions Indicators
Reciprocity and social support Do you believe that when you are ill or feel uncomfortable someone will care for you?
  Do you believe that if you are ill your neighbours will help you?
  Do you believe that if you have private problems close friends or relatives will discuss them with you?
Social participation In how many civic/political/cultural/religious groups or organisations have you participated?
  Do you often take part in activities held by these groups or organisations?
  How many times have you participated in community collective activities within the past year?
Perception of trust and safety Do you believe that the majority of residents in your community can be trusted?
  Would you like to ask your neighbours to watch your home when you are away?
  How do you feel about public safety in your community?
  Do you believe that most community residents will participate in a programme conducted by the community that benefits only a few residents?
Interpersonal relationship network How many close relatives do you have?
  How many close friends do you have?
  Which of the following occupations are your close relatives and friends pursuing: government official, head of enterprises or institutions, doctor, teacher, lawyer and business leader?
Neighbourhood cohesion Do you often visit your neighbours?
  Do you often invite your neighbours into your home?
  Do you often chat with your neighbours?