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Table 2 Characteristics by poor group vs. Non-poor group

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

Variables Total Non-poor group
Not falling into poverty
Poorer group
Falling into poverty
T value
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Poverty 0.33 0.47
Catastrophic health expenditure or not 0.32 0.46 0.29 0.45 0.36 0.48 −2.41***
Reimbursement ratio 2.37 1.82 2.32 1.83 2.5 1.79 −1.04
Martial status 0.72 0.45 0.72 0.44 0.71 0.45 0.33
Number of children 3.24 1.49 3.10 1.46 3.50 1.48 −4.21***
Relationship with children 4.03 0.84 4.11 0.81 3.87 0.87 4.38***
Financial support from children 1.62 1.64 1.78 1.76 1.32 1.30 4.70***
Frequency of face-to-face interaction with children 1.97 1.37 2.06 1.40 1.79 1.27 3.17***
Frequency of interaction by telephone with children 1.56 1.03 1.56 1.04 1.53 0.99 0.48
Social involvement 2.00 0.95 2.08 0.97 1.85 0.87 3.85***
Economic involvement 0.55 0.63 0.57 0.64 0.51 0.62 1.60
Gender 0.58 0.49 0.61 0.48 0.52 0.50 2.78***
Age 70.67 7.56 69.88 7.28 72.12 7.73 −4.64***
Years of education 3.41 3.57 3.92 3.72 2.42 3.02 6.55***
  1. Note:T value means Statistical significance test result of variable difference between poorer group and non-poor group; ***, **, * respectively means the significance level of 0.01, 0.05 and 0.1