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Table 3 Horizontal inequity in healthcare utilization, Brazil, 2008 and 2013

From: Changes in health care inequity in Brazil between 2008 and 2013

  Health Equity Index (HEI) (95 % CI) Prevalence-adjusteda HEI (95 % CI)
  2008 2013 2008 2013
Doctor visit 0.0537 0.0586 0.178 0.227
(0.051;0.056) (0.054;0.063) (0.169;0.185) (0.209;0.244)
Dentist visit 0.1715 0.1649 0.281 0.297
(0.165;0.178) (0.155;0.175) (0.270;0.292) (0.279;0.315)
Hospitalization 0.0321 0.0195 0.034 0.021
(0.02;0.045) (−0.011;0.05) (0.021;0.048) (−0.012;0.053)
Usual Source of Care 0.0096 0.0085 0.035 0.037
(0.005;0.014) (0.003;0.014) (0.018;0.052) (0.013;0.061)
  1. a The prevalence-adjusted HEI takes into account the prevalence of the outcome to re-calculate the bounds of the HEI
  2. Note: For both measures, positive values represent pro-rich distribution and negative values represent pro-poor distribution. The absolute value of the prevalence-adjusted HEI represents the proportion of inequity in relation to the feasible maximum HEI (upper bound of the index)