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Table 4 Estimates of decomposition analysis for the contribution of selected background factors to economic inequality to the high psychological distress among older adults in India (N = 9181)

From: Socioeconomic inequality in psychological distress among older adults in India: a decomposition analysis

Variables Elasticity CCI Absolute contribution to CCI Percentage Contribution to CCI
Age 0.024 0.001 0.000 0.1
Gender 0.062 −0.011 −0.001 −1.8
Religion 0.068 0.076 0.005 14.0
Caste 0.062 0.069 0.004 11.6
Place of residence −0.007 0.052 0.000 −1.0
Educational status 0.059 0.125 0.007 20.0
Marital status 0.015 0.039 0.001 1.6
Source of income 0.024 −0.023 −0.001 −1.5
Working status −0.003 −0.176 0.001 1.4
Community involvement 0.046 0.035 0.002 4.4
Living arrangement 0.118 0.040 0.005 12.8
How important do you feel you are important to your family? −0.040 −0.144 0.006 15.6
Violence −0.009 −0.192 0.002 4.7
Multi-morbidity 0.003 0.078 0.000 0.6
Disability −0.096 −0.018 0.002 4.7
ADL −0.012 −0.011 0.000 0.4
IADL −0.024 −0.062 0.001 4.0
Cognitive ability −0.039 −0.081 0.003 8.6
Explained CCI    0.037 100.0
Actual CCI    −0.233  
Residual CCI    −0.270  
  1. CCI Concentration Index