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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the study population (at baseline)

From: The evolution trend of availability of China’s community-based care services and its impact on the cognitive function of elderly people: 2008-2018

Variable Measurement N (%)/Mean (SD)
(n = 8421)
Cognitive function Continuous measurement 23.085 (8.16)
Age Continuous measurement 82.585 (11.04)
Gender Male = 1 4605 (54.68)
Female = 0 3816 (45.32)
Education (years) Continuous measurement 2.368 (3.56)
Marital status Have spouse = 1 3816 (45.32)
Without spouse = 0 4605 (54.68)
ADL Continuous measurement 6.342 (1.320)
Sufficient financial support for daily expenses Yes = 1 6531 (77.56)
No = 0 1890 (22.44)
Residence Rural = 1 5205 (61.81)
City = 0 3216 (38.19)
Smoked Yes = 1 2819 (33.48)
No = 0 5602 (66.52)
Consumed alcohol Yes = 1 2434 (28.90)
No = 0 5987 (71.10)
Exercised Yes = 1 2784 (33.06)
No = 0 5637 (66.94)
Living alone Yes = 1 1367 (16.23)
No = 0 7054 (83.77)
Daily life support Yes = 1 528 (6.27)
No = 0 7893 (93.73)
Emotional comfort and entertainment services Yes = 1 1007 (11.96)
No = 0 7414 (88.04)
Medical support and health services Yes = 1 993 (11.79)
No = 0 7428 (88.21)