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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for children (n = 79,905 observations, corresponding to 11,415 individuals) for the period 2004–2012

From: The influence of education on the access to childhood immunization: the case of Spain

Personal characteristics Mean (SD) Health status Mean (SD)
Being female 0.484 (0.50)   
Patient’s age 6.270 (4.93) No. different diseases in a year 2.095 (2.39)
Immigrant status 0.006 (0.08) Charlson index 0.018 (0.15)
Minimum distance to GP 4.020 (4.51) Hypertension 0.001 (0.03)
Health district ABS01 0.105 (0.31) Lipid & cholesterol problems 0.006 (0.07)
Health district ABS03 0.147 (0.35) Children with any cardio problem 0.006 (0.08)
Health district ABS08 0.132 (0.34) Stroke/cerebrovascular accident 0.000 (0.01)
Health district ABS09 0.181 (0.39) Bronchial asthma & obstructive pulmonary 0.070 (0.26)
Health district ABS10 0.125 (0.33) Children with any mental disorder 0.002 (0.04)
Health district ABS12 0.119 (0.32) Malignant neoplasms 0.002 (0.04)
Health district ABS15 0.192 (0.39)   
Health-care use Mean (SD) Lifestyle behaviour Mean (SD)
Number of visits to GP 6.954 (8.68)   
Number of visits to specialists 0.394 (1.17)   
Number of hospitalized days 0.003 (0.07) Median BMI 17.302 (3.22)
Number of urgent visits 0.087 (0.36) Mean BMI 17.417 (3.12)
Number of laboratory tests 0.117 (0.44) Smoker 0.000 (0.02)
Number of radiology tests 0.142 (0.49) Alcoholism 0.000 (0.01)
Number of diagnostic tests 0.021 (0.17)   
  1. Average values and standard deviations in brackets are reported. Descriptive statistics are reported for the whole considered period. Time distances (in minutes) were computed accounting for children’s residence and GP or hospital location by means of geocode and traveltime commands in Stata
  2. Table 1 shows the descriptive statistics for children in terms of the personal characteristics, health status, health-care use, and lifestyle behaviour