TABLE 12-3Social Activity and Cognition

Interacting with FriendsPlaying Mahjong, Chess, or Cards
YesNoYesNo
AllFemaleMaleAllFemaleMaleAllFemaleMaleAllFemaleMale
Intactness score8.9
[1.994]
8.47
[2.162]
9.37
[1.668]
8.47
[2.210]
7.971
[2.370]
8.88
[1.973]
9.43
[1.587]
9.25
[1.739]
9.51
[1.506]
8.43
[2.214]
8.008
[2.333]
8.89
[1.980]
Memory score3.33
[2.001]
3.17
[2.021]
3.51
[1.965]
2.79
[2.01]
2.666
[2.053]
2.9
[1.967]
3.84
[1.923]
4.044
[1.882]
3.75
[1.938]
2.79
[1.994]
2.697
[2.024]
2.89
[1.957]
Other ActivitiesAny Activities
YesNoYesNo
AllFemaleMaleAllFemaleMaleAllFemaleMaleAllFemaleMale
Intactness score9.59
[1.694]
9.382
[1.808]
9.83
[1.522]
8.53
[2.160]
8.034
[2.312]
8.98
[1.905]
9.02
[1.916]
8.596
[2.136]
9.41
[1.599]
8.25
[2.273]
7.785
[2.376]
8.7
[2.075]
Memory score3.89
[1.934]
4.044
[1.815]
3.71
[2.065]
2.9
[2.009]
2.733
[2.038]
3.05
[1.971]
3.39
[1.965]
3.282
[1.996]
3.49
[1.933]
2.62
[2.003]
2.496
[2.035]
2.74
[1.967]

NOTE: Standard errors in brackets.

SOURCE: Data from CHARLS 2008 Pilot.

From: 12, Effects of Social Activities on Cognitive Functions: Evidence from CHARLS

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