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Table 2 Percentage of those who used long-term care services by each study variable (N = 2,853)

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

Study variables % χ 2
Predisposing
 Age (years)   71.5a
  65–74 1.3  
  75–84 1.2  
  85+ 0.6  
 Sex   0.4
  Male 1.3  
  Female 1.9  
 Education   23.1a
  No schooling 1.2  
  Primary schooling 1.1  
  Middle schooling or more 0.9  
 Marital status   13.9a
  Married 1.6  
  Others 1.5  
Enabling   
 Working status   43.1a
  Yes 3.1  
  No 0.0  
 Type of health plan   31.2a
  Government plan 0.9  
  Vocational plan 0.7  
  Regional plan 1.3  
  Medical aid 0.2  
 Family medical expense   13.4a
  > 7,000,000 won 2.9  
  ≤ 7,000,000 won 0.2  
Need
 Health status   117.9a
  Fair+ 1.1  
  Poor/very poor 0.1  
 Limited activity   234.7a
  Yes 0.4  
  No 1.8  
 Bedridden state   117.9a
  Yes 1.2  
  No 1.0  
 Disability   99.9a
  Yes 1.8  
  No 1.4  
  1. a P < 0.01
  2. Note: The number of cases on which the estimates are based is 2,853, except for the following variables (for which the number of cases is noted in parentheses): health status (2,641), bedridden state (2,808), and limited activity (2,808)