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Table 4 Relationships of Insurance Patterns with Health Care Usage, Status and Outcomes

From: Insurance patterns and instability from 2006 to 2016

 Lack of AccessAny Preventive Care# of Preventive CareSmokingPhysical ActivityPerceived Poor HealthPerceived Poor Mental HealthOverweight or Obese
Single Gap0.17***−0.00− 0.09***0.04***0.02*−0.01***− 0.01***− 0.00
(0.01)(0.00)(0.03)(0.01)(0.01)(0.00)(0.00)(0.01)
Transition Into0.23***−0.02***−0.40***0.05***0.02***−0.01*−0.01***− 0.02**
(0.01)(0.00)(0.02)(0.01)(0.01)(0.00)(0.00)(0.01)
Transition Out0.22***−0.03***− 0.39***0.06***0.02*−0.03***− 0.02***− 0.01
(0.01)(0.00)(0.03)(0.01)(0.01)(0.00)(0.00)(0.01)
Temporary Coverage0.31***−0.04***− 0.55***0.08***− 0.01− 0.03***− 0.03***−0.02
(0.01)(0.01)(0.06)(0.01)(0.01)(0.01)(0.01)(0.01)
Repeatedly Uninsured0.27***−0.02***−0.31***0.09***0.02−0.02***−0.02***0.03**
(0.02)(0.01)(0.04)(0.02)(0.01)(0.01)(0.01)(0.01)
Always Uninsured0.36***−0.11***−1.32***0.07***0.02***−0.03***−0.03***− 0.04***
(0.01)(0.00)(0.03)(0.01)(0.01)(0.00)(0.00)(0.01)
# of obs.123,324123,148123,33191,06494,703123,331123,33194,181
R20.200.070.640.140.060.130.070.12
 Kessler IndexPhysical Comp. SummaryMental Comp. SummaryBMITotal Health Expenditure# of Office Visits# of Dental Visits# of Prescriptions
Single Gap0.021.02***−0.18−0.23*−0.13−2.32***− 0.32−2.27*
(0.08)(0.16)(0.19)(0.13)(1.16)(0.71)(0.33)(1.30)
Transition Into0.060.47***−0.21−0.49***−0.68−2.16***− 0.84***− 2.34**
(0.06)(0.12)(0.14)(0.10)(0.62)(0.57)(0.17)(1.03)
Transition Out−0.111.21***−0.05− 0.38***−1.60***−1.95***−0.67***−1.62**
(0.07)(0.14)(0.16)(0.12)(0.41)(0.53)(0.20)(0.74)
Temporary Coverage0.101.21***−0.38−0.32−1.11*−2.92***− 1.04***−3.70***
(0.14)(0.25)(0.30)(0.20)(0.61)(0.57)(0.22)(0.79)
Repeatedly Uninsured0.30**1.22***−0.510.20−2.31***−2.00***− 0.94***−3.74***
(0.13)(0.28)(0.31)(0.21)(0.86)(0.74)(0.31)(0.86)
Always Uninsured−0.19***1.41***0.14−0.87***−1.91***−1.83*−1.11***−3.29***
(0.06)(0.11)(0.11)(0.09)(0.42)(1.08)(0.16)(0.57)
# of obs.90,82091,23091,232137,6603706370637063706
R20.130.250.100.110.220.190.100.26
  1. *p < 0.10; **p < 0.05; ***p < 0.01
  2. Standard errors are reported in parentheses. MEPS’s longitudinal sample weights are applied in each regression
  3. All models included respondents’ socioeconomic characteristics, demographics, general health status, priority conditions, panel indicators, and geographic indicators. Please refer to “independent variables” section for a full list of the variables
  4. For conciseness, these coefficients are not reported here. Full results are available from the authors on request