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Table 4 Means (Analysis of Variance) and Adjusted means (Analysis of Covariance with control variables age and gender) of the 'use of health services variables' for the 5 functioning indexes

From: Socio-demographic factors and self-reported funtional status: the significance of social support

Variables SORM SCR SL MSCR MSORM
  Mean Adj. mean Mean Adj. mean Mean Adj. mean Mean Adj. mean Mean Adj. mean
Physician visits           
   Yes 5.13*** 4.94*** 2.45*** 2.41* 0.75*** 0.68*** 0.17*** 0.15* 0.71*** 0.65***
   No 3.88 4.07 2.18 2.21 0.25 0.32 0.07 0.09 0.34 0.40
Use of medicines           
   Yes 4.87*** 4.51*** 2.37*** 2.28* 0.61*** 0.45*** 0.16*** 0.11* 0.68*** 0.57***
   No 3.33 3.70 2.06 2.15 0.07 0.23 0.01 0.06 0.14 0.26
Hospitalization           
   Yes 5.40*** 5.16*** 2.60*** 2.55** 0.81*** 0.71*** 0.22*** 0.19** 0.82*** 0.74***
   No 3.95 4.19 2.18 2.23 0.28 0.38 0.07 0.10 0.36 0.44
Use of health serv. Index           
   1+ 4.34*** 4.07*** 2.27** 2.21NS 0.41 *** 0.30NS 0.11 *** 0.08NS 0.50*** 0.41***
   0 3.33 3.60 2.08 2.21 0.09 0.20 0.01 0.05 0.10 0.19
  1. *** p ≤ 0.001, ** p ≤ 0.01, *p ≤ 0.05, NS = non statistically significant