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Table 1 The definition of variables

From: The comparison of healthcare utilization inequity between URRBMI and NCMS in rural China

Variable Definition
Healthcare utilization
One-month outpatient visit Visited a doctor in the last month; Yes = 1; No = 0
Inpatient visit Received inpatient care in the last year; Yes = 1; No = 0
 New cooperative medical insurance (NCMS) Insured by new cooperative medical insurance; Yes = 1; No = 0
 Urban and rural resident basic medical insurance (URRBMI) Insured by urban and rural resident basic medical insurance; Yes = 1; No = 0
Health needs factors
 Gender Male = 1; Female = 0
 Age If 45 = <age < 60, age = 0; If age > =60, age = 1
 Self-reported health Excellent = 1; Very good = 2; Good = 3; Fair = 4; Poor = 5
 Chronic At least has one chronic; Yes = 1; No = 0
Socioeconomic factors
 Marital status Married/cohabiting = 1; Single/divorced/widowed = 0
 Educational level Illiterate = 0; Primary = 1; Senior/middle = 2 College or high = 3
 Average household income The average household incomes per capita
 Region Eastern = 0; Central = 1; Western = 2
 Community The respondents’ address is in town center or combination zone between urban and rural or city zone = 1; Others = 0