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Table 3 The changes in the cognitive function of participants and the differences among different genders, marital statuses, residences, and education levels (2008-2018)

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

   2008 p- value 2011 p- value 2014 p- value 2018 p- value
Gender female 21.50 <0.001 20.50 <0.001 21.75 <0.001 22.16 <0.001
male 25.00 24.52 25.21 25.23
Residence urban 23.76 <0.001 22.66 <0.001 23.52 0.167 23.95 0.022
rural 22.67 21.95 23.19 23.15
Marital status married 25.86 <0.001 26.06 <0.001 26.10 <0.001 25.97 <0.001
other 21.13 20.16 21.55 21.98
Education illiterate 20.91 <0.001 19.94 <0.001 21.22 <0.001 21.27 <0.001
literate 25.96 25.46 25.76 25.76