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Table 1 Variable characteristics

From: Assessing horizontal equity in health care utilization in Iran: a decomposition analysis

CharacteristicNon-rural (%)Rural (%)
Sex
 Female25,904(49.32)12,753(49.32)
 Male26,616(50.68)13,105(50.68)
Education
 Uneducated & Elementary25,456(52.61)17,985(77.20)
 Middle & High school12,830(26.52)3877(16.64)
 College and above10,099(20.87)1435(6.16)
Socioeconomic Status (SES)
 Poorest SES10,818(21.06)4773(19.59)
 2th SES9587(18.66)4646(19.07)
 Middle SES9960(19.39)4492(18.43)
 4th SES10,446(20.33)4308(17.68)
 5th SES10,566(20.57)6150(25.24)
Basic insurance
 Yes46,580(88.69)24,469(94.63)
 No5940(11.31)1389(5.37)
Supplementary Insurance
 Yes11,617(24.58)1736(7.07)
 No35,645(75.42)22,828(92.93)
Age
 < 3026,878(51.18)14,215(54.97)
 30–5920,292(38.64)8788(33.99)
 ≥ 605350(10.19)2855(11.04)
Marital status
 Single18,455(40.54)8601(39.85)
 Married27,068(59.46)12,981(60.15)
being employed
 Yes27,163(65.60)12,188(63.13)
 No14,241(34.40)7118(36.87)
Health status
 Good46,690(88.90)22,875(88.46)
 Poor5830(11.10)2983(11.54)
Outpatient utilization
 Yes8743(16.65)4441(17.17)
 No43,777(83.35)21,417(82.83)
Inpatient utilization
 Yes3582(6.82)1181(7.00)
 No48,938(93.18)24,047(93.00)