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Table 3 Health services utilization

From: Does health insurance impact health service utilization among older adults in urban China? A nationwide cross-sectional study

  Outpatient visits in the past two weeks   Hospital admission within the past year
2008 2013 2008 2013
Uninsured URBMI Uninsured URBMI Uninsured URBMI Uninsured URBMI
Total 388 (30.1%) 193 (23.7%) 181 (25.0%) 1842 (27.0%) Total 127 (9.9%) 108 (13.3%) 85 (11.7%)* 1129 (16.6%)*
Sex Sex
 Men 127 (28.3%) 50 (19.6%) 89 (31.9%) 637 (26.2%) Men†† 30 (6.7%)** 39 (15.3%)** 43 (15.4%) 346 (14.2%)
 Women 261 (31.1%) 143 (25.5%) 92 (20.7%) 1025 (27.4%) Women# 97 (11.5%) 69 (12.3%) 42 (9.4%)** 783 (17.8%)**
Age group Age group
 60–69 143 (26.6%) 86 (24.2%) 80 (24.9%) 966 (24.5%) 60–69 40 (7.4%) 37 (10.4%) 34 (10.6%) 524 (13.3%)
 70–79 139 (30.4%) 80 (24.8%) 63 (27.0%) 646 (32.1%) 70–79 49 (10.7%) 50 (15.5%) 31 (13.3%)* 446 (22.1%)*
 80+ 106 (36.2%) 27 (19.7%) 38 (22.4%) 230 (26.7%) 80+ 38 (13.0%) 21 (15.3%) 20 (11.8%) 159 (18.5%)
Income group (per person) Income group (per person)
 Low 145 (26.7%) 46 (26.3%) 66 (22.5%) 627 (22.2%) Low 46 (8.5%) 27 (15.4%) 26 (8.9%)* 447 (15.8%)*
 Middle 126 (31.5%) 62 (23.0%) 25 (15.8%)* 516 (29.5%)* Middle 37 (9.3%) 30 (11.1%) 7 (4.4%)** 304 (17.4%)**
 High 117 (34.1%) 85 (23.0%) 90 (33.0%) 699 (31.1%) High 43 (12.5%) 51 (13.8%) 52 (19.0%) 378 (16.8%)
  1. * Significant difference between uninsured and URBMI; * for P < 0.05, ** for P < 0.01
  2. †Significant difference for uninsured between 2008 and 2013, † for P < 0.05, †† for P < 0.01
  3. #Significant difference for URBMI between 2008 and 2013, # for P < 0.05, ## for P < 0.01