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Table 3 Relative risks a (RR) and HI indexes for health care utilisation last 12 months, by gender and age groups

From: Socioeconomic inequalities in health care utilisation in Norway: the population-based HUNT3 survey

   Men   Women   Men   Women  
   RR / HI s.e. RR / HI s.e. RR / HI s.e. RR / HI s.e.
   GP Inpatient care
Age 20–39 years         
N   (n = 4161) (n = 5789)     
HI index   0.01 0.01 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.03 0.06 0.02
Education Primary 1.00 / 1.00 / 1.00 / 1.00 /
  Secondary 0.92* 0.03 0.98 0.02 0.83 0.12 0.88 0.09
  Tertiary 0.79** 0.03 0.97 0.02 0.69** 0.13 0.97 0.10
Age 40–59 years         
N   (n = 9148) (n = 10286)     
HI index   −0.01 0.00 0.00 0.00 −0.02 0.02 0.01 0.02
Education Primary 1.00 / 1.00 / 1.00 / 1.00 /
  Secondary 1.01 0.02 1.02 0.01 0.84* 0.07 0.97 0.07
  Tertiary 0.96 0.02 0.99 0.01 0.64** 0.07 1.00 0.09
Age ≥ 60 years         
N   (n = 7299) (n = 8072)     
HI index   0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 −0.01 0.02 0.00 0.02
Education Primary 1.00 / 1.00 / 1.00 / 1.00 /
  Secondary 1.04** 0.01 1.02* 0.01 1.02 0.06 0.98 0.06
  Tertiary 1.00 0.02 1.00 0.01 0.97 0.09 0.93 0.09
   Outpatient consultation Medical specialist
Age 20–39 years         
HI index   −0.03 0.02 0.03 0.01 0.02 0.03 0.01 0.02
Education Primary 1.00 / 1.00 / 1.00 / 1.00 /
  Secondary 0.95 0.09 0.92 0.07 1.21 0.16 1.03 0.11
  Tertiary 0.95 0.11 1.19* 0.10 1.04 0.16 1.17 0.13
Age 40–59 years         
HI index   0.02 0.01 0.02 0.01 0.04 0.02 0.04 0.01
Education Primary 1.00 / 1.00 / 1.00 / 1.00 /
  Secondary 1.08 0.05 1.11* 0.05 0.93 0.07 1.25** 0.08
  Tertiary 1.27** 0.07 1.38** 0.06 1.16 0.10 1.34** 0.10
Age ≥ 60 years         
HI index   0.08 0.01 0.07 0.01 0.06 0.02 0.08 0.01
Education Primary 1.00 / 1.00 / 1.00 / 1.00 /
  Secondary 1.20** 0.05 1.28** 0.05 1.28** 0.09 1.26** 0.07
  Tertiary 1.50** 0.08 1.65** 0.09 1.72** 0.15 1.62** 0.12
  1. * P < 0.05.
  2. ** P < 0.01.
  3. Statistically significant HI indexes in bold.
  4. a Risk ratios estimated using same Poisson regression and model as presented in Table2.