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Table 4 Factors associated with the cost of prescriptions

From: Evaluation of a pilot cooperative medical scheme in rural China: impact on gender patterns of health care utilization and prescription practices

  All THC Village Clinics
Level β 95% C.I. β 95% C.I. β 95% C.I.
Village Clinic - - - - - -
THC 8.70 8.45 - 8.93 - - - -
Period       
Before - - - - - -
During 6.93 6.58 - 7.28 4.40 3.93 - 4.86 3.68 3.17 - 4.19
After 14.09 13.78 - 14.41 11.48 11.05 - 11.91 11.16 10.70 - 11.62
Township       
Intervention - - - - - -
Comparison 1 -1.37 -2.11 - -0.62 - - 2.19 1.24 - 3.14
Comparison 2 -7.67 -8.27 - -7.07 -6.21 -7.0 - -5.45 1.81 0.86 - 2.76
Comparison 3 -11.62 -12.15 - -11.09 -14.48 -15.13 - -13.82 -3.10 -3.98 - -2.23
Type of prescription       
Western medicine - - - - - -
Chinese traditional medicine 7.11 6.72 - 7.49 7.22 6.77 - 7.67 15.56 14.61 -16.51
Interaction - during       
Other - - - - -  
Intervention site * intervention period 2.78 2.13 - 3.43 8.84 8.00 - 9.68 -1.29 -2.29 - -0.30
Interaction - post       
Other -   - - - -
Intervention site * post-intervention period 8.89 8.27 - 9.52 18.59 17.77 - 19.40 -1.11 -2.07 - -0.15
Gender       
Male -   -   - -
Female -3.12 -3.31 - -2.93 -4.75 -5.01 - -4.50 0.74 0.47 - 1.02
Age (years)       
< 5 - - - - - -
5 < 15 5.95 5.54 - 6.36 7.28 6.71 - 7.85 3.21 2.69 - 3.72
15 < 25 11.90 11.46 - 12.34 15.61 15.05 - 16.17 9.25 8.56 - 9.93
25 < 35 14.51 14.10 - 14.92 18.60 18.08 - 19.12 10.85 10.18 - 11.52
35 < 45 15.63 15.23 - 16.04 19.58 19.06 - 20.11 10.30 9.70 - 10.90
45 < 55 17.13 16.71 - 17.56 21.06 20.51 - 21.61 10.72 10.11 - 11.33
55 < 65 18.56 18.11 - 19.00 22.36 21.76 - 22.95 11.81 11.20 - 12.41
65+ 26.48 26.05 - 26.91 33.64 33.07 - 34.21 12.17 11.59 - 12.74
"adult" 13.84 13.29 - 14.40 9.58 8.11 - 11.05 7.87 7.31 - 8.43
unknown 6.12 5.31 - 6.93 11.38 9.49 - 13.28 2.42 1.64 - 3.20
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