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Table 6 Mechanisms: Total hospitalization expenses, medical insurance applicability and medical institution choice

From: Inequity under equality: research on the benefits equity of Chinese basic medical insurance

Variable URBMI NRCMI
Total hospitalization expenses Medical institution choice Medical insurance applicability Total hospitalization expenses Medical institution choice Medical insurance applicability
Reference group: Poorest
 2nd 0.118 0.312*** 0.115*** 0.0764 0.0272 0.063***
(0.180) (0.083) (0.015) (0.059) (0.022) (0.016)
 3rd 0.195 0.230*** 0.112*** 0.0583 0.0948*** 0.081***
(0.181) (0.071) (0.012) (0.053) (0.020) (0.015)
 4th 0.486*** 0.267*** 0.227*** 0.194*** 0.182*** 0.0718***
(0.180) (0.067) (0.015) (0.059) (0.020) (0.016)
 Richest 0.495*** 0.421*** 0.399*** 0.213*** 0.359*** 0.126***
(0.181) (0.068) (0.012) (0.071) (0.023) (0.016)
 Control variables YES YES YES YES YES YES
 Constant 8.099*** −0.112 −0.335 8.181*** −0.363*** 0.407**
(0.509) (0.157) (0.530) (0.193) (0.057) (0.185)
 Observations 618 4910 618 4858 41,256 4858
  1. Note: Control variables include respondents’ age, age squared, sex, years of schooling, marital status and family size; ***, **, and * indicate significance levels of 1, 5, and 10%, respectively