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Table 1 Description of respondents by income group (Low, Medium, High)

From: Equity of primary care service delivery for low income “sicker” adults across 10 OECD countries

Countries Overall Aus Can Fr Ger NT NZ NW SW UK US
N 17,167 1,500 3,958 1,001 1,200 1,000 750 753 4,804 1,001 1,200
With income data (%) 83.1 82.8 80.9 87.4 71.5 74.4 85.3 90.7 87.7 83.1 81.0
# in the household (Mean, SD)
 Low 1.7 (1.1) 1.8 (1.0) 1.8 (1.1) 1.9 (1.3) 1.7 (1.0) 1.8 (1.2) 1.9 (1.3) 1.6 (0.8) 1.4 (0.8) 1.9 (1.5) 1.0 (1.5)
 Medium 2.5 (1.3) 2.6 (1.4) 2.6 (1.4) 2.7 (1.4) 2.5 (1.3) 2.4 (1.4) 2.7 (1.5) 2.1 (1.0) 2.2 (1.2) 2.9 (1.2) 2.4 (1.4)
 High 3.0 (1.4) 3.2 (1.1) 3.2 (1.4) 3.3 (1.4) 2.7 (1.3) 3.3 (1.6) 3.3 (1.4) 3.2 (1.4) 2.9 (1.3) 3.2 (1.2) 2.8 (1.9)
 Unknown 2.2 (1.3) 2.2 (1.3) 2.3 (1.4) 2.1 (1.1) 2.4 (1.3) 2.4 (1.6) 2.4 (1.3) 1.9 (1.0) 1.9 (1.1) 2.6 (1.3) 2.1 (1.4)
Age (years) (mean years, SD)
 Low 63.4 (16.7) 65.7 (13.4) 61.8 (16.3) 57.1 (18) 60.3 (18.1) 62.7 (18) 63.9 (15.1) 65 (13.3) 67 (16.9) 61.6 (16.7) 63.4 (16.8)
 Medium 55.4 (16.1) 54.3 ( 14.6) 53.2 (16.0) 51.7 (15.5) 52.9 (15.3) 58.1 (17.3) 53.2 (15.8) 60 (13.6) 57.8 (16.3) 49.6 (15.2) 61.0 (16.2)
 High 50.5 (13.0) 48.6 (11.8) 48.3 (12.1) 51.7 (13.9) 49.4 (13.1) 51.3 (14.5) 49.9 (10.7) 51 (12.9) 51.5 (13.4) 51.7 (12.3) 54.5 (14.8)
 Unknown 61.0 (18) 62.9 (16.7) 60.0 (17.3) 60.7 (19) 56.0 (18.0) 62.9 (18.7) 61.6 (15.5) 64.5 (18.0) 62.3 (18.4) 55.0 (19.4) 67.1 (16.6)
Female (%)
 Low 68.1 70.9 69.3 71.3 64.6 67.3 71.5 70.0 65.8 50.0 71.3
 Medium 55.4 58.7 62.0 61.8 63.1 51.4 65.0 45.4 47.7 51.0 66.2
 High 50.1 56.5 64.2 44.7 48.7 48.0 56.8 53.2 34.6 55.0 55.8
 Unknown 69.4 74.4 66.9 70.6 71.3 83.2 70.0 71.4 62.2 66.3 72.4
College/University (%)
 Low 17.5 14.1 21.0 9.3 43.3 9.4 39.6 2.8 13.9 5.5 19.5
 Medium 35.1 32.7 47.4 30.5 55.3 26.0 54.8 17.9 29.5 17.5 40.1
 High 61.8 58.8 69.7 65.8 63.4 68.0 73.2 36.5 55.0 75.0 73.1
 Unknown 28.4 24.3 39.3 14.6 31.6 15.0 51.5 8.7 23.1 23.0 31.0
Immigrant (%)
 Low 13.1 19.5 15.9 7.3 13.8 11.7 19.0 0.9 10.9 14.5 9.9
 Medium 12.4 17.5 16.7 9.5 14.4 8.1 23.5 3.8 9.2 14.4 8.9
 High 11.0 19.9 14.6 7.9 8.9 6.0 19.2 4.0 6.6 15.0 9.1
 Unknown 14.8 21.7 20.7 8.8 16.5 8.6 21.8 4.3 10.4 15.4 5.4
Self-reported health > Good (%)
 Low 48.0 52.9 46.3 41.3 32.6 35.2 65.8 32.7 61.2 37.3 35.8
 Medium 68.0 71.7 68.4 58.7 54.0 44.6 79.3 55.2 77.3 67.7 60.5
 High 82.1 82.4 79.7 65.8 66.4 64.0 88.7 80.2 88.0 80.0 81.7
 Unknown 59.1 62.6 61.1 39.7 52.6 40.2 67.3 43.5 71.6 61.5 56.4
# of Chronic Conditionsa (mean)
 Low 2.2 (1.5) 2.5 (1.4) 2.3 (1.6) 1.9 (1.5) 2.4 (1.6) 1.8 (1.4) 2.1 (1.4) 2.2 (1.5) 1.7 (1.3) 2.3 (1.7) 2.9 (1.7)
 Medium 1.4 (1.3) 1.7 (1.5) 1.5 (1.4) 1.4 (1.3) 1.6 (1.4) 1.4 (1.3) 1.3 (1.2) 1.6 (1.3) 1.2 (1.2) 1.3 (1.4) 2.2 (1.6)
 High 1 1 (1.2) 1.1 (1.2) 1.2 (1.3) 1 (1.1) 1.2 (1.1) 1.1 (1.1) 0.9 (1) 1 (0.9) 0.8 (1) 1.2 (1.5) 1.5 (1.3)
 Unknown 1.6 (1.4) 1.9 (1.5) 1.6 (1.4) 1.7 (1.4) 1.7 (1.4) 1.6 (1.3) 1.7 (1.4) 1.6 (1.4) 1.1 (1.2) 1.6 (1.6) 2.2 (1.6)
  1. Aus = Australia, Can = Canada, Fr = France, Ger = Germany, NT = Netherlands, NZ = New Zealand, NW = Norway, SW = Sweden, UK = United States
  2. aThe chronic conditions assessed were: Hypertension, Heart disease, Diabetes, Joint pain/Arthritis, Asthma/COPD/any other chronic lung problem, Depression/Anxiety/other mental health problem, Cancer, Chronic back pain