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Table 2 Annual total healthcare costs according to occupation, income, and multimorbidity status

From: The influence of socio-economic status and multimorbidity patterns on healthcare costs: a six-year follow-up under a universal healthcare system

  Annual total healthcare cost, by count of Rx-MGs*
   Multimorbidity
1Rx-MG 2-4 Rx-MGs 5-8 Rx-MGs > = 9 Rx-MGs
n. (%) Mean RWa n. (%) Mean RWa n. (%) Mean RWa n. (%) Mean RWa
Total [n, (%)] 72 994 (8.1) 212.1 0.273 361 593 (40.0) 348.8 0.449 277 829 (30.8) 878.8 1.132 76 518 (8.5) 4023.8 5.181
Occupation
 Employer 1 663 (8.7) 204.7 0.264 7 359 (38.3) 363.7 0.468 6 175 (32.1) 978.0 1.259 1 602 (8.3) 3912.5 5.038
 Physician 277 (10.9) 210.5 0.271 925 (36.5) 520.0 0.670 588 (23.2) 1233.5 1.588 162 (6.4) 4482.2 5.772
 Paramedical personnel 1 568 (9.9) 198.0 0.255 6 765 (42.7) 341.4 0.440 4 759 (30.1) 819.0 1.055 766 (4.8) 3140.2 4.044
 Public servant 4 314 (9.0) 197.5 0.254 20 646 (42.9) 357.0 0.460 14 979 (31.2) 836.4 1.077 3 353 (7.0) 3810.6 4.907
 Employee or self-employed 56 375 (8.4) 202.7 0.261 276 311 (41.4) 329.8 0.425 199 394 (29.9) 814.2 1.048 43 970 (6.6) 3833.5 4.936
 Farmer 5 288 (5.7) 225.3 0.290 29 972 (32.4) 377.1 0.486 32 366 (35.0) 1044.9 1.345 16 943 (18.3) 4121.1 5.307
 Fisherman 1 604 (7.1) 191.0 0.246 9 203 (41.0) 313.2 0.403 7 382 (32.9) 764.6 0.985 2 073 (9.2) 3620.8 4.662
 Low income 1 905 (5.5) 523.7 0.674 10 412 (29.9) 766.4 0.987 12 186 (35.0) 1571.7 2.024 7 649 (21.9) 5207.1 6.705
Income
 <=USD$594 17 679 (7.8) 267.2 0.344 82 347 (36.3) 425.1 0.547 64 322 (28.4) 1050.4 1.353 20 577 (9.1) 4755.8 6.124
 USD$594 - $ 1 210 35 931 (7.7) 195.6 0.252 188 001 (40.5) 322.9 0.416 149 459 (32.2) 823.0 1.060 42 258 (9.1) 3780.2 4.868
 USD$1 210 - $3 850 18 462 (9.1) 192.1 0.247 87 552 (43.0) 332.1 0.428 61 651 (30.2) 831.9 1.071 13 197 (6.5) 3654.7 4.706
 > = USD$3 850 922 (10.5) 199.6 0.257 3 693 (42.0) 360.4 0.464 2 397 (27.2) 954.5 1.229 486 (5.5) 4232.8 5.450
  1. *cost and count of Rx-MGs were based on the data of 2010.
  2. a.RW: relative weight, the costs divided by the population mean.