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Table 3 Definitions of the outcome variables and major explanatory variables in multivariate analysis

From: The influences of Taiwan's National Health Insurance on women's choice of prenatal care facility: Investigation of differences between rural and non-rural areas

Variable Definition of the variable
Outcome variable
The type of major health care facility used for prenatal care 1 = obstetrics in medical centres or regional hospitals; 2 = obstetrics in local hospitals; 3 = obstetric clinics, health stations, midwives or others.
The convenience of transportation to and from prenatal care facilities 1 = inconvenient (very inconvenient or somewhat inconvenient); 2 = moderate; 3 = convenient; 4 = very convenient.
Major explanatory variables
Rural = 1 if a mother lived in a rural area during pregnancy, and 0 otherwise.
1993_1995 = 1 if a pregnancy was during January 1, 1993 and February 28, 1995, and 0 otherwise.
1996_1997 = 1 if a pregnancy was during January 1, 1996 and December 31, 1997, and 0 otherwise.
1998_1999 = 1 if a pregnancy was during January 1, 1998 and December 31, 1999, and 0 otherwise.
Rural*1993_1995 The interaction term of "Rural" and "1993_1995"
Rural*1996_1997 The interaction term of "Rural" and "1996_1997"
Rural*1998_1999 The interaction term of "Rural" and "1998_1999"