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Table 3 Explanatory model for use of health services in the last 12 months according to gender and to racial classification using IBGE categories and the skin color scale

From: Comparison between two race/skin color classifications in relation to health-related outcomes in Brazil

Variables Women Men
IBGE OR CI 95% Sig OR CI 95% Sig
Age 1.00 0.99-1.01 0.60 1.00 0.99-1.01 0.58
Skin color (IBGE)       
White 1.00 - - 1.00 - -
Brown 1.40 1.03-1.89 0.03 0.90 0.68-1.20 0.48
Black 0.91 0.56-1.48 0.70 088 0.58-1.33 0.54
Years of schooling 1.06 1.01-1.10 0.01 1.05 1.02-1.09 0.00
Consumer goods 1.08 1.00-1.12 0.04 1.09 1.03-1.17 0.01
Self-assessment of health status* 1.56 1.14-2.14 0.01 1. 63 1.22-2.18 0.00
Skin color scale       
Age 1.00 0.99-1.01 0.71 1.00 0.99-1.01 0.59
Skin color scale 0.97 0.90-1.05 0.42 1.01 0.96-1.07 0.69
Years of schooling 1.06 1.01-1.10 0.01 1.05 1.02-1.09 0.00
Consumer goods 1.10 1.02-1.18 0.01 1.10 1.03-1.18 0.00
Self-assessment of health status* 1.55 1.13-2.15 0.01 1.63 1.21-2.19 0.00
  1. Brazil, 2003
  2. (*) Reference category: Good and very good.