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Table 3 Prevalence of healthcare underutilization, according to socioeconomic characteristics and health care coverage. Brazilian National Health Survey, 2013a

From: Inequities in Healthcare utilization: results of the Brazilian National Health Survey, 2013

Variable/categories Underutilizationb %c 95 % CId
Sex
 Male 20.3 (19.4–21.3)
 Female 10.4 (9.8–11.1)
Skin Colore
 White 10.9 (10.2–11.7)
 Non-white 18.9 (18.1–19.7)
Educational level
 No education/primary incomplete 19.5 (18.6–20.5)
 Secondary incomplete 19.4 (18.0–21.0)
 Undergraduate (college) incomplete 12.2 (11.3–13.0)
 Undergraduate complete and above 3.8 (3.1–4.5)
Social Class
 E 44.2 (40.6–47.9)
 D 24.4 (23.1–25.8)
 C 14.7 (13.9–15.5)
 B 7.3 (6.6–8.2)
 A 2.8 (1.8–4.3)
Age (years)
 >=18 and <30 24.5 (23.2–25.9)
 >=30 and <40 15.2 (14.1–16.3)
 >=40 and <50 12.0 (11.0–13.0)
 >=50 and <60 9.6 (8.5–10.9)
 >=60 9.4 (8.5–10.5)
Private Health Insurance
 Nof 19.2 (18.5–20.0)
 Yes 5.6 (5.0–6.3)
Family Health Care Coverageg
 No 13.7 (13.0–14.4)
 Yes 18.1 (17.1–19.2)
Total 15.1 (14.5–15.7)
  1. aSample of subjects with 18+ years old that answered the ‘Pesquisa Nacional de Saúde’ individual questionnaire in 2013
  2. bComposed of individuals that fulfilled one or more of these conditions: never visited a physician; or never visited a dentist; or never checked the blood glucose; or never checked the blood pressure
  3. cPrevalence (%), considering the complex sample design
  4. d95 % Confidence Interval (CI), considering the complex sample design
  5. eThe categories of skin color are defined by the IBGE (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística) and reported by the respondent. IBGE 2010
  6. fPopulation covered by the Brazilian Public Health System, or SUS (in Portuguese)
  7. g“Family Health” refers to “Equipe de Saúde da Família”; a community based primary health care program funded by the Brazilian Public Health System or SUS