Table 2

Association between variables and health insurance status change (2008–2012)

Number of outpatient visits
Mean*SD†p Value
Consecutive year of Medical Aid beneficiary<0.0001
 Baseline10.371126.91
 1 year18.541578.56
 2 years24.201335.78
 3 years or more23.231526.89
Gender<0.0001
 Male8.30899.43
 Female12.341283.33
Age<0.0001
 ≤197.82628.77
 20–395.35731.79
 40–599.031035.87
 ≥6024.821437.54
Residential region0.1902
 Urban9.871111.38
 Rural10.861144.39
Marital status0.009
 Married11.101167.37
 Single (including divorced, separation)9.581082.62
Education level<0.0001
 ≤Elementary17.561311.49
 Middle school11.941120.71
 High school8.05928.16
 ≥College6.33861.66
Number of chronic diseases<0.0001
 05.02540.02
 110.85743.26
 ≥223.631516.60
Economic activity status<0.0001
 Yes8.31971.04
 No (including housewife)12.301230.62
Year0.0003
 200811.041127.86
 200910.081100.06
 201010.291125.69
 201110.191140.77
 201210.501158.85
Total13.581127.86
  • *Mean: weighted mean.

  • †SD: weighted SD.