Table 4

Ordered logistic regression analysis on factors explaining ability to pay for unexpected dental expenses at short notice; middle aged adults living in the capital area in Finland
Expl. Variable, ATP (Ability to pay) Ref. level Coef. Std.Err. z P > |z| 95% C.I. lower 95% C.I. upper
Gender, male Female 0.433 0.166 2.620 0.009 0.109 0.758
Basic education, Comprehensive school Matriculation -0.203 0.198 -1.030 0.305 -0.591 0.185
Professional training, Vocational qualification,school level University or corresp. school level -0.381 0.287 -1.330 0.184 -0.942 0.181
Professional training, Vocational qualification, technical college University or corresp. school level -0.254 0.207 -1.230 0.220 -0.659 0.152
Working situation, at work Off work 0.019 0.240 0.080 0.938 -0.451 0.488
Professional status, entrepreneur Upper clerical employee 0.349 0.297 1.180 0.239 -0.233 0.932
Professional status, lower clerical employee Upper clerical employee -0.271 0.221 -1.220 0.221 -0.703 0.162
Professional status, worker Upper clerical employee -0.421 0.254 -1.660 0.097 -0.919 0.076
Professional status, other Upper clerical employee 0.524 0.472 1.110 0.267 -0.401 1.449
Professional status, student Upper clerical employee 0.953 0.970 0.980 0.326 -0.949 2.855
Yearly income, 10 k-25 k <10 k 0.843 0.361 2.330 0.020 0.135 1.552
Yearly income, 25 k-50 k <10 k 1.717 0.391 4.390 0.000 0.951 2.483
Yearly income, >50 k <10 k 2.738 0.464 5.900 0.000 1.828 3.648
Previous visit, public Private -0.413 0.205 -2.020 0.044 -0.814 -0.011
Previous visit, else Private -0.978 0.443 -2.210 0.027 -1.846 -0.110
Current need, yes No -0.498 0.161 -3.090 0.002 -0.813 -0.182
Current need, don't know No -0.624 0.295 -2.120 0.034 -1.202 -0.047
Benefit from reform, yes lot No benefit -0.057 0.246 -0.230 0.816 -0.539 0.424
Benefit from reform, yes little No benefit 0.041 0.174 0.230 0.815 -0.300 0.382
Benefit from reform, don't know No benefit -0.193 0.310 -0.620 0.534 -0.802 0.415
Birth year, 1948 1960 0.060 0.237 0.250 0.801 -0.406 0.525
Birth year, 1954 1960 -0.045 0.221 -0.200 0.838 -0.477 0.387
Birth year, 1957 1960 0.118 0.225 0.530 0.599 -0.323 0.559
Previous visit, within 24 months Within last 12 months -0.411 0.212 -1.940 0.052 -0.826 0.004
Previous visit, more than 24 months Within last 12 months 0.208 0.293 0.710 0.477 -0.366 0.782
Previous visit, more than 60 months Within last 12 months -0.154 0.473 -0.330 0.744 -1.082 0.773
Same dentist, >0 years 0 years 0.648 0.216 3.000 0.003 0.225 1.071

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Widström and Seppälä BMC Oral Health 2012 12:35   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-12-35

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