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Table 1 Variables definitions

From: The impact of health insurance on poverty among rural older adults: an evidence from nine counties of western China

Variables Definitions
Poverty Fall in poverty = 1; Not fall in poverty = 0
Catastrophic health expenditure or not The proportion of out-of-pocket expenses is over 10% of total household income per capita
(Yes = 1, No = 0)
Reimbursement expense ratio 0% = 0; 0 ~ 20% = 1; 20 ~ 40% = 2; 40 ~ 60% = 3; 60 ~ 80% = 4; 80 ~ 100% = 5
Interaction term Disease shock and reimbursement expense ratio
Martial status With spouse =1; without spouse = 0
Number of children Continuous variable
Relationship with children Very not harmonious = 1; not harmonious = 2; average = 3; harmonious = 4; very harmonious = 5
Financial support from children 0 yuan = 0; 0 ~ 1500 yuan = 1; 1500 ~ 3000 yuan = 2; 3000 ~ 4500 yuan = 3; 4500 ~ 6000 yuan = 4; more than 6000 yuan = 5
Frequency of face-to-face interaction with children At least once within 1 week = 1; at least once within 1 month = 2; at lease once within 3 months = 3; at least once within semi-year = 4; at lease once within 1 year = 5
Frequency of interaction by telephone with children At least once within 1 week = 1; at least once within 1 month = 2; at lease one within 3 months = 3; at least once within semi-year = 4; at least once within 1 year = 5
Social involvement Continuous variable indicating how many kinds of social activities you participate
Economic involvement Continuous variable indicating how many kinds of economic activities you participate
Gender Male = 1, female = 0
Age Continuous variable
Years for education Continuous variable