Table 1

Prevalence of health care use and subjective unmet need among men and women
MEN WOMEN
Health care use Subjective unmet need Health care use Subjective unmet need
N = 317 N = 169 N = 699 N = 339
% N % N % N % N
Partner status
Married 7.5 60 3.6 29 14.0 128 7.4 68
Divorced, new partner 9.2 117 4.2 54 19.1 249 8.5 111
Divorced, no partner 17.3 140 10.6 86 29.4 322 14.6 160
Employment status
Not employed 20.0 87 9.0 39 30.9 216 12.9 90
Part time 12.2 20 9.8 16 19.9 229 9.1 104
Full time 9.2 210 5 114 17.3 254 9.9 145
Education
Low 13.7 94 5.5 38 26.5 171 9.3 60
Middle 10.6 125 4.6 54 20.4 275 9.9 134
High 9.6 98 7.6 77 19.2 253 11.0 145
Equivalent household income
< 50% mean EHI 17.0 32 11.2 21 31.2 88 14.9 42
50-79% mean EHI 14.2 114 6.4 51 25.8 253 12.2 119
80-119% mean EHI 9.1 90 5.2 52 19.2 194 8.3 84
≥ 120% mean EHI 9.0 61 5.3 36 16.5 116 9.5 67
EHI Missing 9.0 20 4.1 9 14.0 48 7.8 27
Health care use No health care use Subjective unmet need No subjective unmet need Health care use No health care use Subjective unmet need No subjective unmet need
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Age 46.69 8.18 47.50 8.09 45.27 8.61 47.55 8.05 45.12 7.89 45.44 8.13 44.63 8.17 45.46 8.07
N children of R < 12 0.46 0.91 0.43 0.79 0.59 1.03 0.42 0.79 0.46 0.80 0.52 0.87 0.55 0.89 0.50 0.85
N children of R ≥ 12 0.31 0.66 0.36 0.71 0.30 0.63 0.36 0.71 0.64 0.87 0.56 0.80 0.60 0.84 0.57 0.82
Social support (0–5) 3.01 1.51 2.58 1.55 2.82 1.51 2.62 1.56 3.49 1.36 3.18 1.44 3.46 1.37 3.22 1.44
Depression (0–24) 8.04 5.24 4.36 2.99 9.16 4.90 4.49 3.21 8.68 5.16 5.06 3.56 9.68 5.24 5.38 3.85
Self-rated health 3.49 0.94 3.95 0.69 3.54 0.83 3.92 0.73 3.45 0.87 3.94 0.68 3.55 0.84 3.87 0.74

Colman et al.

Colman et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:420   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-420

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