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Table 2 Index numbers by group of LHU. 2004 year.

From: An ecological study on the relationship between supply of beds in long-term care institutions in Italy and potential care needs for the elderly

  GROUP A GROUP B GROUP C F Fisher P-value
Perceived bad health status 82.1 119.8 100.4 82.865 < 0.001
Educational level 98.7 101.6 99.8 5.688 0.004
Elderly living alone 106.7 96.4 92.7 11.681 < 0.001
Scarce economic resources of family 97.8 102.4 100.0 1.040 0.355
Unsatisfied home care need 65.8 144.9 88.5 129.407 < 0.001
Resident population aged 80 and over 102.6 89.4 113.6 13.738 < 0.001
Elderly receiving social and health payments 184.6 33.2 43.0 42.515 < 0.001
Users of adult day-care centres 83.7 84.7 163.0 3.787 0.024
Net expenditure for social and health services 153.6 59.4 61.6 16.333 < 0.001
Inappropriate hospitalisation in residence region 86.3 124.1 84.3 18.970 < 0.001
Inappropriate hospitalisation in region different from residence 53.0 155.8 94.6 22.974 < 0.001
Long-stay hospitalisation in residence region 125.0 72.3 97.6 18.678 < 0.001
Long-stay hospitalisation in region different from residence 76.6 125.2 103.2 4.719 0.010
Home care recipients 123.8 68.7 106.7 4.889 0.009
Families with a social network 96.3 102.2 103.1 1.945 0.146
Families who received help 94.6 106.4 98.8 12.256 < 0.001
Families paying a caregiver 80.9 112.4 115.8 23.424 < 0.001