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Table 4 Determinants of having a health consultation in the past year for adults aged 18 and older

From: Distance decay and persistent health care disparities in South Africa

  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Outcome variable: Health consultation in the last year
More than 2 km from nearest clinic −0.080*** −0.066*** −0.035 −0.065*** −0.050***
  (0.019) (0.019) (0.083) (0.020) (0.018)
African   −0.095*** −0.083** −0.069 −0.084**
   (0.037) (0.035) (0.043) (0.041)
Coloured   0.048 0.058 0.063 0.049
   (0.047) (0.049) (0.050) (0.047)
African x more than 2 km    −0.035   
    (0.086)   
Coloured x more than 2 km    −0.028   
    (0.108)   
2nd per capita income quintile     0.030 0.018
     (0.019) (0.018)
3rd per capita income quintile     0.017 0.015
     (0.023) (0.022)
4th per capita income quintile     0.071*** 0.085***
     (0.027) (0.026)
5th per capita income quintile     0.101*** 0.123***
     (0.035) (0.036)
Self-reports poor or fair health      0.363***
      (0.017)
Observations 12,072 12,072 12,072 12,072 12,011
  1. Table reports regression coefficients from linear regressions. Sample excludes the small minority (8%) of individuals who moved recently (since 2006). The models in columns 1 to 5 include the set of control variables indicated in each column. Regressions in columns 4 and 5 include indicators for primary, secondary, high school completion (matric) and post-matric, the number of individuals under the age of 15 in the household, the number of individuals aged 15 and older in the household and the number of individuals of pension eligible age. Results are weighted using the post-stratification weights supplied by NIDS. Standard errors that allow for correlation in the unobservables between individuals from the same sampling cluster are presented in parentheses. ***p < 0.01, **p < 0.05.