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Table 1 Definition of variables and descriptive statistics of the sample

From: Changes in income-related inequalities in cervical cancer screening during the Spanish economic crisis: a decomposition analysis

Variables Definition Mean 2006 (n = 10,743) Mean 2011 (n = 6587)
Cytology 1 if woman underwent a cervical cytology in the latest 3 (if aged 25 to 34) or 5 (if aged 35 or over) years; 0 otherwise 73.9% 77.9%
25–34 (reference category) 1 if aged from 25 to 34; 0 otherwise 28.4% 25.6%
35–44 1 if aged from 35 to 44; 0 otherwise 29.5% 29.1%
45–54 1 if aged from 45 to 54; 0 otherwise 22.5% 25.6%
55–64 1 if aged from 55 to 64; 0 otherwise 19.6% 19.7%
Married 1 if married or living in couple; 0 otherwise 75.4% 64.3%
Spanish 1 if Spanish nationality; 0 otherwise 92.0% 85.6%
Ph_inact 1 if physically inactive in leisure time; 0 otherwise 40.3% 47.2%
Good_health (reference category) 1 if self-reported health is very good or good; 0 otherwise 66.6% 73.5%
Fair_health 1 if self-reported health is fair; 0 otherwise 25.6% 20.0%
Bad_health 1 if self-reported health is bad; 0 otherwise 5.7% 5.3%
Verybad_health 1 if self-reported health is very bad; 0 otherwise 2.1% 1.2%
Educ1 (reference category) 1 if woman has compulsory education or under; 0 otherwise 47.7% 45.4%
Educ2 1 if woman has non-compulsory secondary education or equivalent studies; 0 otherwise 21.9% 25.2%
Educ3 1 if woman has university or equivalent studies; 0 otherwise 30.4% 29.4%
Working 1 if woman is working; 0 otherwise 54.9% 57.5%
Ln_eqincome Log of the equivalent household income (euros 2012) 6.86 6.67
Public_insurance 1 if woman only has public insurance without direct access to private specialists; 0 otherwise 79.7% 81.0%
Region_1 1 if resident in Andalusia; 0 otherwise 18.5% 17.5%
Region_2 1 if resident in Aragon; 0 otherwise 2.6% 2.8%
Region_3 1 if resident in Asturias; 0 otherwise 2.6% 2.3%
Region_4 1 if resident in Balearic Islands; 0 otherwise 3.0% 2.5%
Region_5 1 if resident in Canary Islands; 0 otherwise 5.2% 4.7%
Region_6 1 if resident in Cantabria; 0 otherwise 1.3% 1.3%
Region_7 1 if resident in Castilla-Leon; 0 otherwise 5.4% 5.3%
Region_8 1 if resident in Castilla-La Mancha; 0 otherwise 3.7% 4.0%
Region_9 1 if resident in Catalonia; 0 otherwise 12.6% 15.9%
Region_10 1 if resident in Valencia; 0 otherwise 11.1% 10.9%
Region_11 1 if resident in Extremadura; 0 otherwise 2.1% 2.1%
Region_12 1 if resident in Galicia; 0 otherwise 5.7% 5.9%
Region_13 1 if resident in Madrid; 0 otherwise 14.4% 14.6%
Region_14 1 if resident in Murcia; 0 otherwise 3.2% 3.1%
Region_15 1 if resident in Navarre; 0 otherwise 1.4% 1.4%
Region_16 1 if resident in Basque Country; 0 otherwise 6.2% 4.7%
Region_17 1 if resident in La Rioja; 0 otherwise 0.6% 0.7%
Region_18 1 if resident in Ceuta or Melilla; 0 otherwise 0.3% 0.2%