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Table 3 Multivariate regression analysis: effects of the presence of chronic disease and inpatient treatment on expense, measured by actual amount (in USD) and percentage

From: Illness, medical expenditure and household consumption: observations from Taiwan

  Amount of expense Percentage of expense
  Presence of chronic disease Presence of inpatient treatment Presence of chronic disease Presence of inpatient treatment
  Regression coef P-value Regression coef P-value OR P-value OR P-value
Basic (food, produce, etc.) −31.038 0.530 −2.133 0.965 0.997 0.847 0.986 0.297
Education −10.630 0.031 −5.788 0.237 0.991 0.275 0.990 0.204
Medical expense 4.621 0.851 29.990 0.221 1.015 0.285 1.020 0.142
Saving/Investment 19.990 0.420 21.340 0.386 1.010 0.323 1.007 0.469
Entertainment −1.616 0.744 0.229 0.963 0.999 0.891 0.998 0.784
Insurance −36.236 0.150 14.187 0.571 0.986 0.299 1.003 0.811
Durable goods −11.960 0.014 3.455 0.473 0.979 0.102 1.013 0.334
Alcohol/Tobacco −1.923 0.447 −0.099 0.969 0.980 0.144 0.993 0.594
  1. Notes: Adjusted for household characteristics (size, presence of member(s) younger than 18, presence of member(s) older than 65, basic insurance coverage, commercial insurance coverage, city, urban, and income) and household head characteristics (age, gender, education, occupation, and marital status).