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Table 1 Variable definition and description

From: Comparison of health care utilization among patients affiliated and not affiliated with healthcare professionals in China

Variables Definition Affiliated Not affiliated Overall
N % N % N %
Economic status a Log expenditure, mean (S.D.) 9.4 (1.0) 9.1 (1.0) 9.1 (1.0)
Gender Male 440 54.6 11,830 51.9 12,270 52.0
Female 366 45.4 10,957 48.1 11,323 48.0
Age > = 60 694 88.6 19,010 87.5 19,704 87.5
< 60 89 11.4 2726 12.5 2815 12.5
Health status Healthy 270 33.5 8697 38.2 8967 38.0
Fair/Unhealthy 536 66.5 14,090 61.8 14,626 62.0
Insurance Insured 568 85.5 17,083 92.8 17,651 92.6
Uninsured 96 14.5 1321 7.2 1417 7.4
Urban Rural 306 38.0 14,126 62.0 14,432 61.2
Urban 500 62.0 8662 38.0 9162 38.8
Access a Log time, mean (S.D.) 1.8 (0.8) 1.9 (0.8) 1.9 (0.8)
Education Illiteracy 150 18.7 8351 36.8 8501 36.1
Primary school 195 24.3 7545 33.2 7740 32.9
Middle school 197 24.5 3974 17.5 4171 17.7
High school and above 261 32.5 2854 12.6 3115 13.2
Outpatient level b Primary c 23 60.5 725 67.1 748 66.9
Non-primary 15 39.5 355 32.9 370 33.1
Inpatient level b Primary d 11 22.9 302 23.1 313 23.1
Secondary 34 70.8 924 70.6 958 70.6
Tertiary 3 6.3 83 6.3 86 6.3
Inpatient reason b Else 4 8.3 90 6.9 94 6.9
Disease 34 70.8 977 74.6 1011 74.5
Rehabilitation 6 12.5 158 12.1 164 12.1
Fertility 4 8.3 84 6.4 88 6.5
  1. aEconomic status is the natural logarithm of household consumption expenditure per capita per year; Access is the natural logarithm of time to go to the nearest medical institution (minutes)
  2. bIndividuals having outpatient visit or inpatient visit are summarized with outpatient level, inpatient level and inpatient reason
  3. cPrimary hospital for out visit includes village clinic/private clinic, township hospital and community healthcare center, while non-primary hospital for out visit includes the second level hospitals and above
  4. dPrimary hospital for in visit includes village clinic/private clinic, township hospital and community healthcare center
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