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Table 3 Multivariate logistic regression analysis of predictors of inpatient care utilization for Koreans, weighted (2011)

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

Determinants Inpatient care 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 1.121 0.2910 0.979 0.8478 0.713 0.5902
(0.907–1.387) (0.791–1.212) (0.208–2.441)
  20–54 vs 55 + 0.493 <0.0001 0.664 <0.0001 0.723 0.0032
(0.429–0.566) (0.575–0.766) (0.583–0.897)
 Sex
  Female vs Male 1.260 <0.0001 1.237 0.0003 1.272 0.0149
(1.126–1.411) (1.103–1.399) (1.048–1.544)
 Education
  7 + vs 0–6 years 1.55 <0.0001 1.405 <0.0001 1.256 0.0567
(1.360–1.780) (1.230–1.605) (0.089–0.561)
 Marital status
  Others vs Married 1.556 <0.0001 1.480 <0.0001 1.324 0.0125
(1.353–1.825) (1.270–1.726) (1.062–1.651)
 Household size
  Living alone vs Others 0.887 0.4007 0.814 0.1482 1.231 0.4641
(0.672–1.172) (0.616–1.076)- (0.706–2.146)
Need:
 Chronic disease
  Yes vs No   1.997 <0.0001 2.205 <0.0001
(1.735–2.298) (1.782–2.729)
 Disability
  Yes vs No   1.880 <0.0001 1.910 0.0002
(1.564–2.259) (1.353–2.695)
Enabling:
 Income
  0–30 million vs 30 million +    0.904 0.3931
(0.717–1.140)
 Type of health plan
  Health insurance vs Medical aid    0.840 0.4393
(0.540–1.307)