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Table 3 Summary statistics of the explanatory variables

From: Waiting times in the ambulatory sector - the case of chronically Ill patients

  All areas Urban areas Rural areas
  Percentage or mean value (standard error for mean value) Percentage or mean value (standard error for mean value) Percentage or mean value (standard error for mean value)
Need    
Age 18 to 29 6.67 6.65 6,74
Age 30 to 44 15.89 15.46 16.34
Age 45 to 59 33.52 33.73 33.20
Age 60 to 69 20.37 22.37 18.25
Age 70 to 79 23.56 21.79 25.47
Excellent health 6.67 7.48 6.27
Very good health 13.97 15.11 12.73
Good health 47.12 45.51 48.85
Poor or very poor health 32.38 31.9 46.88
Hospitalisation within the last 12 months 34.43 34.79 34.03
Socio-economic background & gender    
Lowest secondary school qualification 33.97 33.04 34.68
Intermediate secondary school qualification 34.16 31.13 36.88
Highest secondary school qualification 30.87 35.83 28.44
Male   41.83 42.70 40.87
Female   58.17 57.30 59,13
German citizenship 96.71 95.50 98.28
Health system    
Private health insurance 10.78 12.12 9.31
Most recent consultation of GP 22.37 23.19 21.48
Private health insurance * most recent consultation of GP 2.56 2,81 2.28
Driving time to nearest doctor in minutes 14 13 15
Doctors per 100, 000 inhabitants 49.59 (7.70) 50.64 (7.82) 49.36 (8.41)
Spill-over effect for neighbouring regions 1.01 (0.27) 1.00 (0.16) 0.99 (0.31)
Patient time pressures    
Employed 30.68 30.03 31.28
Observations 1095 569 526