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Table 2 Frequency of nonpriority medical conditions of non-working married women for each combination of medical care use and bed days at home

From: Effects of health insurance on non-working married women’s medical care use and bed days at home

Variable Mean S. D.
Dependent variable   
Medical care use and bed days at home   
 No medical care use or bed days (m=0) 0.38 0.49
 Only medical care use (m=1) 0.43 0.49
 Only bed days at home (m=2) 0.08 0.27
 Both medical care use and bed days (m=3) 0.11 0.31
Independent variables   
Health insurance status 0.86 0.35
 Private health insurance 0.65 0.48
 Public health insurance 0.20 0.40
 No health insurance 0.14 0.35
Do not need health insurance   
 Disagree strongly 0.83 0.38
 Disagree somewhat 0.09 0.28
 Uncertain 0.03 0.17
 Agree somewhat 0.03 0.17
 Agree strongly 0.02 0.14
Can overcome ills without medical help   
 Disagree strongly 0.58 0.49
 Disagree somewhat 0.20 0.40
 Uncertain 0.08 0.27
 Agree somewhat 0.13 0.33
 Agree strongly 0.02 0.13
Age 48.86 11.16
White (=1 if white) 0.88 0.33
High level of education 0.27 0.45
Moderate level of education 0.49 0.50
Low level of education 0.24 0.42
Family size 3.25 1.54
City/rural area 0.72 0.45
# of children 0-5 0.30 0.65
# of children 6-12 0.37 0.73
# of children 13-18 0.25 0.60
Poverty category   
Poverty 1 (<poverty line) 0.16 0.37
Poverty 2 (100%-125%) 0.06 0.24
Poverty 3 (>125%-200%) 0.15 0.36
Poverty 4 (>200%-400%) 0.29 0.45
Poverty 5 (>400%) 0.34 0.47
Have a chronic condition 0.70 0.46
  1. Note: 3,304 conditions for 925 respondents (aged 24–64).