Table 3

Logistic regression results of gross and out-of-pocket medical expenditure
Variables Gross medical expenditure>45K Out-of-pocket medical expenditure>45k
Household size 1.258 *** 1.190***
Household income (baseline: <135K)
B: between 135K and 225K 0.649 0.617*
C: between 225K and 450K 0.354 0.317***
D: between 450K and 675K 0.406** 0.403 ***
E: over 675K 1.501 *** 1.249 ***
Presence of chronic disease 1.253 1.296
Presence of inpatient treatment 3.611*** 3.651***
Public insurance coverage 0.760 2.170
Private insurance coverage 1.602 7.381 **
Regions(Offshore islands as baseline)
Northern area 0.665 0.706
Central area 0.511 * 0.551
Southern area 0.751 0.806
Eastern area 0.997 1.069

Note: Numbers presented are odds ratios. ***statistically significant at 1%; **statistically significant at 5%; *statistically significant at 10%

Fang et al.

Fang et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:442   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-442

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