Table 2

Social integration of elderly migrants in China, 2015

CharacteristicsFrequency (%)Establishment of health recordsP value
YesNo
Economy integration
Monthly average household income*0.000
 Q1833 (26.4)376 (45.1)457 (54.9)
 Q2985 (28.0)374 (42.3)511 (57.7)
 Q3773 (24.5)345 (44.6)428 (55.4)
 Q4667 (21.1)218 (32.7)449 (67.3)
Occupation0.002
 Unemployed2203 (69.8)956 (43.4)1247 (56.6)
 Employed955 (30.2)357 (37.4)598 (62.6)
Local medical insurances0.000
 No2809 (89.0)1106 (39.4)1703 (60.6)
 Yes349 (11.0)207 (59.3)143 (40.7)
Self-identity
Settlement willingness0.000
 No/not decide881 (27.9)292 (33.1)589 (66.9)
 Yes2277 (72.1)1021 (44.8)1256 (55.2)
Social interaction
Number of local friends0.000
 0–659 (20.9)210 (31.9)449 (68.1)
 3–2499 (79.1)1103 (44.1)1396 (55.9)
  • The p values in boldface mean statistical significance.

  • *Quartile 1 (Q1) is the poorest and quartile 4 (Q4) is the richest.