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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents (n = 17,035)

From: Equity in the utilization of physician and inpatient hospital services: evidence from Korean health panel survey

Study variable Value
Predisposing characteristics
 Age, years [mean (±SD)] 43.2 (±20.2)
 Female, % 51.3
 Education (graduation), %  
  0–6years 29.7
  7–12years 41.1
  13 + 29.2
 Having a spouse, % 53.0
 Living alone, % 5.3
Enabling characteristics
 Type of health plan, %  
  Health insurance 94.7
  Medical aid 5.3
 Income, 1,000 wona [mean (±SD)] 2,255.5 (±1,904.5)
Health needs
 Having a chronic disease, % 46.8
 Having a disability, % 5.8
Health care services
 Physician visit 80.9
 Hospitalization 9.3
  1. aKorean monetary unit ($US 1 = KRW 1,150)