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Table 3 Descriptive statistics

From: The evolution of socioeconomic health inequalities in Ecuador during a public health system reform (2006–2014)

  2006 2014
Dependent variables
 Health status
  Self-reported illness or accident 0.55 (0.005) 0.48 (0.005)
 Health care utilization
  Any curative visit 0.39 (0.005) 0.49 (0.006)
  Public facility visit 0.40 (0.009) 0.62 (0.006)
 Socioeconomic status
  Income 345.77 (10.144) 426.72 (9.319)
Need control variables
 Age
  18–34 0.44 (0.004) 0.41 (0.004)
  35–44 0.20 (0.003) 0.20 (0.002)
  45–64 0.25 (0.003) 0.27 (0.003)
  65–74 0.06 (0.002) 0.07 (0.002)
  75 - 0.05 (0.002) 0.05 (0.001)
 Sex 0.48 (0.002) 0.48 (0.002)
 Restricted activity days 7.79 (0.169) 7.37 (0.160)
 Chronic condition 0.21 (0.008) 0.29 (0.009)
Non-need control variables
 Education 8.37 (0.092) 9.16 (0.077)
 Employment status
  Employed 0.58 (0.005) 0.51 (0.003)
  Underemployed 0.17 (0.004) 0.21 (0.004)
  Unemployed 0.03 (0.001) 0.03 (0.001)
  Economically inactive 0.22 (0.003) 0.25 (0.003)
 IESS affiliation 0.21 (0.006) 0.39 (0.005)
 Marital status 0.64 (0.004) 0.62 (0.004)
 Region
  Coastal region 0.46 (0.013) 0.50 (0.007)
  Highlands region 0.50 (0.014) 0.46 (0.006)
  Amazon region 0.04 (0.001) 0.04 (0.001)
 Rural 0.34 (0.013) 0.31 (0.009)
 Indigenous 0.07 (0.006) 0.07 (0.003)
 Household size 4.72 (0.035) 4.25 (0.021)
Sample size 32,469   66,418  
  1. The variables are measured in decimal points, except for Income (real US dollars), restricted activity days (days), education (years of schooling) and household size (number of persons in the household). Standard errors are in parenthesis