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Table 1 Eight questions to measure status of social integration

From: Mobility patterns and associated factors among pregnant internal migrant women in China: a cross-sectional study from a National Monitoring Survey

  Items Assignment methods
1 Have you or your family participated in cultural and sports activities, social activities, family planning association activities, health education activities, and elections in the local community this year? A score from 0 to 5 based on participation in these five items
2 During your spare time, with whom do you have the most contact, locally? Rarely have contact with people = 0, fellow villagers whose household registration is still in sending areas = 1, fellow villagers who are registered permanent residents in the local area = 2, and locals = 3; range from 0 to 3
3 I like the city I am living in presently The answers “completely disagree,” “disagree,” “somewhat agree,” and “completely agree,” respectively assigned values 1, 2, 3, and 4
4 I pay attention to the changes in the city I am living in
5 I am willing to blend in with the locals
6 I think locals are willing to accept me
7 I feel that locals despise outsiders The answers “completely disagree,” “disagree,” “somewhat agree,” and “completely agree,” respectively assigned values 4, 3, 2, and 1
8 Compared to the sending area, do you feel happy now? The answers “very happy,” “happy,” “so-so,” “unhappy,” and “very unhappy,” respectively assigned values 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1