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Table 4 Multivariate regression analysis: impact of medical expense on other household expenses, measured by both actual amount and percentage

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

  Actual amount Percentage
  Regression coef P-value OR P-value
Basic (food, produce, etc.) 0.025 0.530 0.986 <0.001
Education −0.003 0.450 0.903 0.239
Saving/Investment 0.012 0.528 1.020 <0.001
Entertainment 0.008 0.049 0.835 0.109
Insurance −0.026 0.192 0.974 <0.001
Durable goods −0.002 0.646 0.996 0.169
Alcohol/Tobacco 0.002 0.388 1.000 0.832
  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).