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Table 5 Impact of various covariates on the costs of care

From: Excess costs of dementia disorders and the role of age and gender - an analysis of German health and long-term care insurance claims data

Variable Costs of formal care Long-term care insurance Health insurance
    Probability of use Costs per user expenditures
  Impact p-value* Impact p-value* Impact p-value* Impact p-value*
Dementia 2.84 <0.0001 16.85 <0.0001 1.87 <0.0001 1.71 <0.0001
Age~ 1.19 <0.0001 3.64 0.003 1.10 <0.0001 1.05 <0.0001
Female gender 0.93 0.37 1.12 <0.0001 1.17 <0.0001 0.86 <0.0001
Age*female gender~ 1.21 <0.0001 1.6 <0.0001 1.07 0.008 1.05 0.01
Age*dementia~ 0.83 <0.0001 0.47 <0.0001 0.95 0.03 0.78 <0.0001
Female gender*dementia 1.12 0.0006 0.98 0.73 0.98 0.56 1.08 0.02
  1. * p-values are derived from Generalized Linear Models (assuming a gamma distribution for costs and a binomial distribution for the probability of use).
  2. ~ Effects are reported per decade.