Table 3

Multinomial logit results for medical care use and bed days at home
Choice (based on m=0) Only medical care use (m=1) Only bed days (m=2) Both (m=3)
Coef. S. E. Coef. S. E. Coef. S. E.
Health insurance status 0.42 *** 0.13 −0.34 * 0.20 −0.20 0.20
Age −8.4E-04 0.01 −0.03 *** 0.01 −0.04 *** 0.01
White (=1 if white) 0.48 *** 0.14 0.74 *** 0.26 0.26 0.21
High level of education 0.08 0.16 0.07 0.27 0.01 0.26
Moderate level education −0.01 0.13 −0.08 0.23 0.01 0.21
Family size 0.02 0.06 −0.04 0.10 −0.01 0.09
# of children 0-5 −0.07 0.10 −0.24 0.17 −0.64 *** 0.18
# of children 6-12 0.01 0.09 0.03 0.15 −0.02 0.14
# of children 13-18 −0.04 0.09 0.10 0.17 −0.05 0.16
City/rural area 0.09 0.11 −0.18 0.19 −0.03 0.19
Have a chronic condition 0.06 0.10 0.03 0.18 0.44 ** 0.20
Poverty 2 (100%-125%) −0.20 0.28 −0.07 0.38 0.19 0.37
Poverty 3 (>125%-200%) −0.09 0.17 0.34 0.30 0.10 0.29
Poverty 4 (>200%-400%) −0.04 0.15 0.13 0.23 0.07 0.25
Poverty 5 (>400%) −0.29 * 0.16 −0.14 0.28 −0.36 0.28
Do not need health insurance
 Disagree somewhat −0.06 0.30 0.10 0.53 −0.61 0.54
 Uncertain −0.09 0.33 0.17 0.58 −0.58 0.58
 Agree somewhat −0.06 0.40 0.50 0.64 −0.33 0.64
 Agree strongly −0.09 0.37 −0.85 0.70 −0.71 0.64
Can overcome ills without medical help
 Disagree somewhat −0.08 0.12 −0.47 * 0.25 −0.29 0.21
 Uncertain −0.17 0.19 −0.15 0.31 −0.23 0.26
 Agree somewhat −0.03 0.15 0.08 0.21 −0.43 0.27
 Agree strongly −0.34 0.26 0.28 0.39 −0.64 0.59
Constant −0.61 0.43 −0.17 0.61 0.47 0.66

* p < 0.10, ** p < 0.05, *** p < 0.01.

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Lee and Shin BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:243   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-243

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