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Table 1 Characteristics of women

From: The economic burden of infertility treatment and distribution of expenditures overtime in France: a self-controlled pre-post study

    Cases
(N = 556)
Matched Controls
(N = 9,903)
 
    %(n) %(n)  
Matching variables
AGE 18–24   10.61 (59) 10.72 (1,062) NSa
25–30   36.69 (204) 36.57 (3,622)
31–35   25.72 (143) 25.47 (2,522)
36–40   17.99 (100) 18.18 (1,800)
41–42   5.58 (31) 5.60 (555)
43–50   3.42 (19) 3.45 (342)
APL (quintile) 1st (less disadvantaged) 19.96 (111) 20.03 (1,984) NS
2nd   19.96 (111) 19.80 (1,961)
3rd   20.32 (113) 20.45 (2,025)
4th   19.78 (110) 19.54 (1,935)
5th (most disadvantaged) 19.96 (111) 20.18 (1,998)
FDEP (quintile) 1st (less disadvantaged) 19.96 (111) 20.20 (2,000) NS
2nd   19.96 (111) 19.83 (1,964)
3rd   20.14 (112) 20.23 (2,003)
4th   19.96 (111) 19.72 (1,953)
5th (most disadvantaged) 19.96 (111) 20.02 (1,983)
CMU No   88.31 (491) 88.93 (8,807) NS
Yes   11.69 (65) 11.07 (1,096)
  1. a Chi-2 test, NS Not significant
  2. APL: quintile of the Local Potential Accessibility (Accessibilité potentielle localisée) to gynaecologist (measures the spatial adequacy between supply and demand for care at the city level)
  3. FDEP: quintile of social deprivation index (Indice de désavantage social) (ecological measure that characterizes the socio-economic environment in which individuals in a given geographic area live at a given time based on the percentage of workers in the labour force, the percentage of high school graduates aged 15 and over, the percentage of unemployed in the labour force and median household income)
  4. CMU: Universal Health Coverage (Couverture Maladie Universelle) (allows an exemption from advance payment of expenses. It is used here as a proxy for individual socioeconomic status)