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Table 2 Sample characteristics by economic status

From: Poverty related risk for potentially preventable hospitalisations among children in Taiwan

  All children (%) Poverty (%) Near poverty (%) Middle income (%) High income (%)
Geographic environment
   Large city 29.2 22.8 23.7 26.3 41.0
   Small city/town 29.7 24.7 28.0 30.4 30.3
   Rural area 41.1 52.5 48.3 43.4 28.8
Physical conditions at birth
Gender      
   Boy 52.6 53.4 52.7 52.6 52.4
   Girl 47.4 46.6 47.3 47.4 47.6
Use of NHI healthcare with low birth weight as a diagnosis
   Yes 2.0 4.0 2.0 1.9 2.1
   No 98.0 96.0 98.0 98.1 97.9
Number of outpatient visits during the first week of life
   0 94.9 93.3 94.9 94.7 95.5
   1 4.5 6.1 4.4 4.7 4.0
   2 or more 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.5
Additional physical conditions related to potentially preventable hospitalisations before age two
Number of outpatient visits for any of the five disease categories during the first two years of life
   0 1.1 2.1 2.0 0.8 1.0
   1-10 9.0 13.2 10.7 7.1 10.8
   11-20 18.1 18.4 18.5 16.8 20.5
   21-30 20.6 20.1 19.9 20.5 21.5
   31 or more 51.2 46.3 48.9 54.8 46.2
Access to preventive care
Number of public well-child care visits used during the first two years of life
   0 5.6 15.1 7.3 4.9 4.8
   1-2 14.2 25.9 16.8 13.5 12.4
   3-4 28.3 28.1 29.1 28.2 27.9
   5-6 51.9 30.9 46.8 53.4 54.9