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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics and perceived health care need of the study sample, in the study areas of Colombia and Brazil (2011)

From: Inequities in access to health care in different health systems: a study in municipalities of central Colombia and north-eastern Brazil

  Colombia (n = 2,163) Brazil (n = 2,155)
  n % n %
Sex     
 Male 691 31.9 626 29.0
 Female 1,472 68.1 1,529 71.0
Age     
 0-17 300 13.9 483 22.4
 18-40 667 30.8 497 23.1
 41-65 909 42.0 766 35.6
 >65 287 13.3 409 19.0
Level of education     
 None 344 16.0 623 29.5
 Primary 804 37.4 583 27.6
 Secondary 821 38.2 798 37.8
 University 180 8.4 106 5.0
Per capita income     
 < ½ MW 951 44.0 1,121 52.0
 ½ - 1 MW 775 35.8 720 33.4
 > 1 MW 437 20.2 314 14.6
Private health plan     
 Yes 42 2.0 434 20.1
 No 2,024 98.0 1,721 79.9
SGSSS scheme     
 Contributory 1,144 56.0   
 Subsidized 574 28.0   
 Special 97 4.8   
 Uninsured 231 11.3   
Self-rated health status     
 Good 1,346 62.3 962 44.7
 Poor 816 37.7 1,192 55.3
Chronic condition     
 Yes (at least one) 650 30.0 903 41.9
 No 1,513 70.0 1,252 58.1
  1. MW, minimum wage; SGSSS, General System of Social Security in Health.