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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents (n = 2,853)

From: Equity of access under Korean national long-term care insurance: implications for long-term care reform

Study variables Value
Predisposing characteristics
 Age, years [mean (±SD)] 70.9 (±5.7)
 Female, % 56.3
 Education (graduation), %  
  No schooling 17.9
  Primary schooling 44.0
 Middle schooling or more 38.1
 Having a spouse, % 66.7
Enabling characteristics
 Having working status, % 33.4
 Type of health plan, %  
  Government plan 8.1
  Vocational plan 52.5
  Regional plan 28.4
  Medical aid 11.0
 Family medical expense, 1,000won# [mean (±SD)] 947.1 (±1,608.1)
Health needs
 Self-rated health, %
  Fair+ 71.2
  Poor/very poor 28.8
  Having limited activity, % 14.0
  Being in a bedridden state, % 8.1
  Having a disability, % 83.0
  1. #Korean monetary unit ($US 1 = KRW 1,150)