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Table 2 Multivariate logistic regression analysis of predictors of physician utilization for Koreans, weighted (2011)

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

Determinants Physician utilization
Stage I Stage II Stage III
Odds ratio p Odds ratio p Odds ratio p
(95 % CI) (95 % CI) (95 % CI)
Predisposing:
 Age (years)
  20–54 vs 0–19 0.313 <0.0001 0.281 <0.0001 0.224 0.0014
(0.269–0.365) (0.240–0.330) (0.089–0.561)
  20–54 vs 55 + 0.344 <0.0001 0.736 0.0002 0.517 <0.0001
(0.299–0.397) (0.626–0.865) (0.409–0.653)
 Sex
  Female vs Male 2.403 <0.0001 2.275 <0.0001 3.053 <0.0001
(2.178–2.651) (2.054–2.519) (2.606–3.578)
 Education
  7 + vs 0–6 years 3.808 <0.0001 3.416 <0.0001 1.783 0.0019
(3.192–4.544) (2.843–4.104) (1.238–2.568)
 Marital status
  Others vs Married 3.210 <0.0001 2.764 <0.0001 2.664 <0.0001
(2.881–3.577) (2.465–3.099) (2.289–3.101)
 Household size
  Living alone vs Others 2.809 <0.0001 2.794 <0.0001 1.805 0.0005
(2.353–3.353) (2.314–3.373) (1.292–2.521)
Need:
 Chronic disease
  Yes vs No   5.010 <0.0001 5.587 <0.0001
(4.402–5.701) (4.717–6.618)
 Disability
  Yes vs No   1.192 0.2681 1.694 0.0289
(0.902–1.573) (1.056–2.718)
Enabling:
 Income
  0–30 million vs 30 million +    1.207 0.0215
(1.028–1.417)
 Type of health plan
  Health insurance vs Medical aid    0.699 0.1706
(0.419–1.167)