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Table 4 Descriptive information

From: Inequalities in medicine use in Central Eastern Europe: an empirical investigation of socioeconomic determinants in eight countries

  BG CZ HU LV PL RO SI SK
  n % n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
Medicine use 5,475 100.0 1,866 100.0 4,899 100.0 6,114 100.0 33,416 100.0 17,464 100.0 2,028 100.0 4,737 100.0
 None 2,185 39.9 508 27.2 1,558 31.8 2,161 35.3 7,714 23.1 9,742 55.8 705 34.8 1570 33.1
 Non-prescribed 792 14.5 357 19.1 750 15.3 1,308 21.4 7,036 21.1 1,284 7.4 409 20.2 941 19.9
 Prescribed 1,393 25.4 529 28.3 1,557 31.8 1,381 22.6 7,022 21.0 5,013 28.7 595 29.3 1,051 22.2
 Both 666 12.2 454 24.3 1,031 21.0 1,084 17.7 7,835 23.4 1,351 7.7 318 15.7 1,157 24.4
 Missing 439 8.0 18 1.0 3 0.1 180 2.9 3,809 11.4 74 0.4 1 0.0 18 0.4
Employment status 5,475 100.0 1,866 100.0 4,899 100.0 6,114 100.0 33,416 100.0 17,464 86.5 2,028 85.9 4,737 89.9
 Employed 2,682 49.0 995 53.3 2,462 50.3 3,324 54.4 15,836 47.4 8,261 47.3 1,005 49.6 2,798 59.1
 Retired 1,875 34.2 594 31.8 1,322 27.0 1,551 25.4 9,263 27.7 6,132 35.1 553 27.3 991 20.9
 Unemployed, disabled 631 11.5 104 5.6 740 15.1 602 9.9 4,002 12.0 722 4.1 184 9.1 471 9.9
 In training, at home 287 5.2 173 9.3 375 7.7 637 10.4 4,315 12.9 2,349 13.0 286 14.1 477 10.1
 Missing 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Highest education 5,475 100.0 1,866 100.0 4,899 100.0 6,114 100.0 33,416 100.0 17,464 100.0 2,028 100.0 4,737 100.0
 ISCED ≤ 2 1,830 33.4 292 15.6 1,289 26.3 1,760 28.8 7,741 23.2 6,381 36.5 903 44.5 525 11.1
 ISCED 3-4 2,754 50.3 1,370 73.4 2,728 55.7 3,155 51.6 20,257 60.6 9,568 54.8 955 47.1 3,311 69.9
 ISCED 5-6 889 16.2 196 10.5 877 17.9 1,196 19.6 5,418 16.2 1,515 8.7 170 8.4 901 19.0
 Missing 2 0.0 8 0.4 5 0.1 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Income quintile 5,475 100.0 1,866 100.0 4,899 100.0 6,114 100.0 33,416 100.0 17,464 100.0 2,028 100.0 4,737 100.0
 1 1,384 25.3 189 10.1 1,048 21.4 201 3.3 3,530 10.6 9,592 54.9 260 12.8 559 11.8
 2 577 10.5 217 11.6 890 18.2 2,101 34.4 5,860 17.5 6,190 35.4 358 17.7 947 20.0
 3 787 14.4 383 20.5 1,015 20.7 2,809 45.9 5,915 17.7 595 3.4 281 13.9 1,034 21.8
 4–5 2,452 44.8 683 36.6 1,537 31.4 1,003 16.4 10,884 32.6 171 1.0 611 30.1 1,603 33.8
 Missing 275 5.0 394 21.1 409 8.3 0 0.0 7,227 21.6 916 5.2 518 25.5 594 12.5
Age 5,475 100.0 1,866 100.0 4,899 100.0 6,114 100.0 33,416 100.0 17,464 100.0 2,028 100.0 4,737 100.0
 18–29 767 14.0 344 18.4 841 17.2 1,328 21.7 6,673 20.0 2,717 15.6 420 20.7 1,121 23.7
 30–39 751 13.7 344 18.4 919 18.8 963 15.8 5,261 15.7 2,985 17.1 338 16.7 965 20.4
 40–49 894 16.3 243 13.0 756 15.4 984 16.1 5,361 16.0 2,840 16.3 355 17.5 800 16.9
 50–59 1,061 19.4 320 17.1 933 19.0 972 15.9 6,804 20.4 3,320 19.0 380 18.7 837 17.7
 60–69 948 17.3 326 17.5 732 14.9 882 14.4 4,548 13.6 2,593 14.8 279 13.8 577 12.2
 70+ 1,054 19.3 289 15.5 718 14.7 985 16.1 4,769 14.3 3,009 17.2 256 12.6 437 9.2
 Missing 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Gender 5,475 100.0 1,866 100.0 4,899 100.0 6,114 100.1 33,416 100.0 17,464 100.0 2,028 100.0 4,737 100.0
 Male 2,588 47.3 891 47.7 2,225 45.4 2,692 44.1 15,295 45.8 8,202 47.0 948 46.8 2,271 47.9
 Female 2,887 52.7 975 52.3 2,674 54.6 3,422 56.0 18,121 54.2 9,262 53.0 1,080 53.3 2,466 52.1
 Missing 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Chronic conditions 5,475 100.0 1,866 100.0 4,899 100.0 6,114 100.0 33,416 100.0 17,464 100.0 2,028 100.0 4,737 100.0
 No 3,020 55.2 951 51.0 1,430 29.2 3,413 55.8 15,705 47.0 11,143 63.8 1,245 61.4 1,957 41.3
 Yes 2,429 44.4 904 48.4 3,467 70.8 2,692 44.0 17,557 52.5 6,206 35.5 779 38.4 2,767 58.4
 Missing 26 0.5 11 0.6 2 0.0 9 0.1 154 0.5 115 0.7 4 0.2 13 0.3
Self-assessed health 5,475 100.0 1,866 100.0 4,899 100.0 6,114 100.0 33,416 100.0 17,464 100.0 2,028 100.0 4,737 100.0
 Good 3,099 56.6 1,161 62.2 2,529 51.6 2,661 43.5 16,287 48.7 11,252 64.4 1,237 61.0 2,975 62.8
 Bad 1,950 35.6 703 37.7 2,369 48.4 3,275 53.6 13,346 39.9 6,204 35.5 789 38.9 1,756 37.1
 Missing 426 7.8 2 0.1 1 0.0 178 2.9 3,783 11.3 8 0.0 2 0.1 6 0.1
  1. Source: Data provided by Eurostat [43]; calculation and presentation by the authors