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Table 1 Descriptive Statistics of Main Variables by Types of Health Insurance Schemes

From: Does integrated medical insurance system alleviate the difficulty of using cross-region health care for the Migrant Parents in China-- evidence from the China migrants dynamic survey

Variable Non-IMISs IMISs NCMSs URBMIs
Mean Std. Dev. Mean Std. Dev. Mean Std. Dev. Mean Std. Dev.
hospitalized in the past year (inpa) 0.080 0.272 0.096 0.295 0.082 0.275 0.069 0.254**
hospitalized locally in the past year (local_inpa) 0.058** 0.234 0.081 0.274 0.059** 0.235 0.056 0.231**
see a doctor locally with less serious diseases (less_serious_doctor) 0.451 0.498 0.459 0.499 0.447 0.497 0.475 0.500
the need of hospitalization (need_inpa) 0.098 0.298 0.108 0.311 0.100 0.300 0.089 0.285
self-reported health status 3.313 0.722 3.355 0.718 3.306* 0.725 3.356 0.703
hypertension or diabetes (1 = have, 0 = no) 0.217 0.412 0.211 0.408 0.212 0.408 0.250 0.433*
age 66.544 6.140 66.690 6.293 66.491 6.152 66.861 6.058
gender (1 = male, 0 = female) 0.512 0.500 0.506 0.500 0.518 0.500 0.469 0.499
marriage (1 = yes, 0 = no) 0.794** 0.405 0.827 0.379 0.784** 0.412 0.850 0.357
ethnic (1 = han, 0 = minority) 0.901*** 0.298 0.943 0.232 0.898*** 0.302 0.918 0.274*
hukou (1 = rural, 0 = urban) 0.852*** 0.355 0.569 0.496 0.951*** 0.216 0.256 0.436***
household incomes per capita per month 1918.866 11,869.640 2091.701 1984.529 1865.950 12,790.580 2238.668 1826.181
household expenditure per capita per month 959.597*** 714.009 1109.474 780.363 917.887*** 677.181 1211.721 863.547**
household food expenditure per capita per month 423.231*** 281.020 496.829 342.393 404.087*** 265.220 539.101 340.100**
household house expenditure per capita per month 179.260*** 298.014 231.996 290.534 173.898*** 280.378 211.512 386.469
Number of friends in residence 7.486*** 9.401 8.562 8.884 7.170*** 8.951 9.390 11.585
years since migration 6.674*** 6.704 5.380 5.206 6.532*** 6.505 7.523 7.747***
fitness_time per day (min) 62.302*** 45.562 73.432 48.234 60.413*** 45.259 73.694 45.732
Health examination in the past one year 0.315*** 0.465 0.447 0.498 0.301*** 0.459 0.400 0.490*
Main source of income
 Self-employment(1 = yes, 0 = no) 0.279*** 0.448 0.232 0.422 0.296*** 0.456 0.176 0.381***
 Pension and Savings(1 = yes, 0 = no) 0.216*** 0.412 0.387 0.487 0.158*** 0.364 0.569 0.495***
 Support from other family numbers(1 = yes, 0 = no) 0.428*** 0.495 0.312 0.464 0.466*** 0.499 0.198 0.399***
 Others(1 = yes, 0 = no) 0.077 0.266 0.069 0.254 0.080 0.272 0.056 0.231
 N 7250   664   6222   1029  
  1. Note: * p < 0.1, ** p < 0.05, *** p < 0.01, representing statistical significance compared with IMISs. Non-IMISs, IMISs, NCMSs, URBMIs represent Migrants Parents who have not joined IMIS and who joined IMIS, NCMS and URBMI, while Non-IMISs is the combination of NCMSs and URBMIs. Self-reported health status include no self-care ability, poor but with self-care ability, fair and good, ranked from 1 to 4; Education includes no formal education, elementary school, middle school, high school/vocational school, and college and above, ranked from 1 to 5. Self-reported health status is shown as continuous variable in this table. The main results are robust when considering health status as dummy or continuous variable in the following regressions