Table 1

Variables included in the regressions
Variable Average (standard error)
HYPOTHESES RELATED
Medicine (0 = no 1 = yes) 0.29 (0.452)
Law (0 = no 1 = yes) 0.33 (0.472)
Economics (0 = no 1 = yes) 0.29 (0.453)
Philosophy/religion (0 = no 1 = yes) 0.09 (0.289)
(Finished) study terms1 (number) 1.64 (2.576)
FURTHER CONTROL VARIABLES
Gender (0 = male 1 = female) 0.60 (0.489)
Nationality (0 = German 1 = other) 0.05 (0.214)
Children (0 = no 1 = yes) 0.03 (0.161)
Type of health insurance (0 = SHI 1 = PHI) 0.18 (0.387)
Acute disease (0 = no 1 = yes) 0.09 (0.279)
Chronic disease (0 = no 1 = yes) 0.14 (0.347)
Serious illness among family or friends (0 = no 1 = yes) 0.35 (0.475)
Subj. health status (-1 = bad1 = good) 0.84 (0.462)
Subj. health consciousness ((-1 = no1 = yes) 0.59 (0.686)
Social commitment (-1 = no1 = yes) -0.20 (0.906)
Parental schooling years (number) 14.72 (4.042)
Age 22.47 (2.749)

1Starting with 0 for the first study term.

SHI: statutory health insurance, Subj.: Subjective, PHI: private health insurance.

Damm et al.

Damm et al. BMC Health Services Research 2014 14:166   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-166

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