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Table 4 The length of hospitalization according to socio-demographic, socio-economic, and health status of subjects (N = 11,793)

From: Factors influencing health care use by health insurance subscribers and medical aid beneficiaries: a study based on data from the Korea welfare panel study database

Characteristics   Health insurance subscribers
(n = 10,838)
Days M ± SD
t or F(p) Medical aid beneficiaries
(n = 955)
Days M ± SD
t or F(p)
Gender Men 26.55 ± 46.57 3.69 45.51 ± 70.20 2.60
Women 18.47 ± 27.68 (<.001) 21.06 ± 34.05 (.011)
Age ≤19 0.57 ± 3.98 3.01 5.21 ± 38.09 1.59
20–29 1.11 ± 6.09 (<.001) 1.86 ± 5.80 (.205)
30–39 0.81 ± 3.44   6.91 ± 26.05 −0.35
40–49 1.28 ± 10.74   5.49 ± 31.50 (.725)
50–59 1.34 ± 7.31   5.71 ± 26.42  
60–69 2.94 ± 13.86   8.57 ± 33.62  
≥70 5.62 ± 22.55   4.37 ± 14.16  
Having a spouse Yes 2.54 ± 14.75 3.37 5.89 ± 28.44 −0.35
No 3.68 ± 15.98 (.001) 5.25 ± 23.17 (.725)
Household Single 3.85 ± 14.44 −2.99 6.56 ± 25.87 −1.12
 Type Non-single 2.68 ± 15.22 (.003) 4.72 ± 23.97 (.263)
Education None 5.92 ± 22.78 1.32 6.05 ± 26.72 1.62
 (Graduation) Primary 5.12 ± 21.49 (<.001) 5.05 ± 19.57 (.183)
Secondary 2.10 ± 12.13   5.44 ± 28.72  
College 1.14 ± 7.30   5.38 ± 15.83  
Private health Join 1.57 ± 7.81 9.25 3.29 ± 11.47 2.18
 Insurance Do not join 4.59 ± 21.16 (<.001) 6.07 ± 27.46 (.029)
Public pension Join 1.73 ± 9.00 8.13 5.23 ± 30.13 0.08
Do not join 4.30 ± 20.31 (<.001) 5.45 ± 24.09 (.934)
Residential City 2.25 ± 12.14 5.78 5.06 ± 24.61 1.06
 Area Rural 5.17 ± 23.07 (<.001) 7.35 ± 25.26 (.289)
Administrative Capital 1.98 ± 10.53 5.16 3.87 ± 19.71 1.47
 Area Non-capital 3.35 ± 17.13 (<.001) 6.13 ± 26.66 (.143)
Financial activity Yes 1.84 ± 10.06 9.33 3.96 ± 21.42 2.27
 Participation No 11.78 ± 35.39 (<.001) 8.12 ± 29.69 (.024)
Low-income Yes 4.16 ± 17.99 5.50 5.60 ± 25.44 0.74
 Household No 2.26 ± 13.54 (<.001) 3.34 ± 12.73 (.460)
Perceived health Very good 0.51 ± 4.03 20.36 0.28 ± 1.40 2.48
 Status Good 0.86 ± 4.82 (<.001) 1.14 ± 7.10 (.043)
Neutral 2.07 ± 8.72   2.19 ± 10.76  
Poor 7.49 ± 25.51   8.90 ± 34.02  
Very poor 31.30 ± 58.37   13.54 ± 28.08  
Presence of Yes 4.36 ± 18.82 −12.85 6.60 ± 2746 −5.68
 Chronic illness No 0.94 ± 7.77 (<.001) 0.76 ± 3.61 (<.001)
Disability Yes 6.87 ± 29.50 −4.87 8.21 ± 36.90 −1.83
No 2.36 ± 12.01 (<.001) 4.14 ± 16.32 (.068)