Table 3

Multivariate regression analysis: effects of the presence of chronic disease and inpatient treatment on expense, measured by actual amount (in USD) and percentage
Amount of expense Percentage of expense
Presence of chronic disease Presence of inpatient treatment Presence of chronic disease Presence of inpatient treatment
Regression coef P-value Regression coef P-value OR P-value OR P-value
Basic (food, produce, etc.) −31.038 0.530 −2.133 0.965 0.997 0.847 0.986 0.297
Education −10.630 0.031 −5.788 0.237 0.991 0.275 0.990 0.204
Medical expense 4.621 0.851 29.990 0.221 1.015 0.285 1.020 0.142
Saving/Investment 19.990 0.420 21.340 0.386 1.010 0.323 1.007 0.469
Entertainment −1.616 0.744 0.229 0.963 0.999 0.891 0.998 0.784
Insurance −36.236 0.150 14.187 0.571 0.986 0.299 1.003 0.811
Durable goods −11.960 0.014 3.455 0.473 0.979 0.102 1.013 0.334
Alcohol/Tobacco −1.923 0.447 −0.099 0.969 0.980 0.144 0.993 0.594

Notes: Adjusted for household characteristics (size, presence of member(s) younger than 18, presence of member(s) older than 65, basic insurance coverage, commercial insurance coverage, city, urban, and income) and household head characteristics (age, gender, education, occupation, and marital status).

Fang et al.

Fang et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:743   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-743

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