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Table 4 Correlates of uninsurance by multiple logistic regression analysis among documented Latin American immigrants in Nagahama City, Japan

From: Latin American immigrants have limited access to health insurance in Japan: a cross sectional study

  % AOR 95% CI Pvalue
Sociodemographic     
Gender     
   Men 55.6 2.63 (0.68 - 10.12) 0.147
   Women 44.4 1.00   
Country of origin     
   Bolivia 6.3 2.75 (0.47 - 16.16) 0.214
   Others 19.9 0.25 (0.03 - 1.80)  
   Brazil 73.8 1.00   
Number of children     
   0 26.9 5.23 (2.132 - 12.89) 0.001
   1 29.6 2.58 (0.50 - 13.21)  
   2 or more 43.5 1.00   
Years of education     
   1 - 8 14.1 3.72 (1.14 - 12.15) 0.032
   9 or more 85.9 1.00   
Knowledge about mandatory nature of health insurance in Japan     
   No 19.8 6.36 (1.34 - 30.25) 0.023
   Yes 80.2 1.00   
Medical background     
Visit a doctor in Japan in the last 12 months     
   No/Have never visited a doctor in Japan 31.3 2.72 (0.98 - 7.59) 0.055
   Yes 68.7 1.00   
Chronic disease     
   No 86.0 12.10 (1.56 - 94.09) 0.020
   Yes 14.0 1.00   
Work related     
Years employed by current employer     
   0 - 2 58.1 1.58 (0.43 - 5.85) 0.464
   3 or more 41.9 1.00   
Ever had a serious accident at work that
forced to see a doctor
    
   Yes 10.7 1.93 (0.68 - 5.47) 0.196
   No 89.3 1.00   
  1. AOR, Adjusted odds ratio
  2. CI, Confidence interval