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Table 3 The probability of belonging to the attendance frequency groups by covariates and health care schemes

From: Frequent attenders of three outpatient health care schemes in Finland: characteristics and association with long-term sickness absences, 2016–2018

  All outpatient health care Public OHS Private
non-A (%) non-FA (%) FA (%) non-A (%) non-FA (%) FA (%) non-A (%) non-FA (%) FA (%) non-A (%) non-FA (%) FA (%)
Sex
 Male 24.6 70.4 4.9 56.3 40.3 3.4 53.9 43.2 2.9 83.8 15.0 1.2
 Female 10.8 78.5 10.7 36.8 56.7 6.5 47.0 46.9 6.1 66.4 31.1 2.5
Age group
 25–34 y 22.3 72.2 5.5 45.2 49.6 5.3 60.3 37.8 1.9 80.6 17.9 1.5
 35–44 y 18.5 74.5 7.0 49.3 46.2 4.4 48.9 47.3 3.8 76.3 21.7 2.0
 45–54 y 16.4 75.0 8.6 50.0 45.4 4.6 45.1 48.9 6.0 72.7 25.7 1.6
 55–64 y 11.8 77.0 11.3 41.4 53.0 5.7 44.1 48.3 7.6 68.6 29.1 2.4
Marital status
 Married 14.7 77.9 7.5 46.5 49.6 3.9 45.2 50.0 4.8 71.9 26.1 2.1
 Unmarried 23.3 70.0 6.8 49.1 45.5 5.4 58.2 38.7 3.2 80.1 18.4 1.5
 Divorced / separated / widowed 13.6 74.4 12.0 40.6 52.0 7.4 48.0 44.7 7.3 73.6 24.5 1.9
Educational level
 Upper tertiary 17.0 77.5 5.6 53.7 43.6 2.7 42.9 53.7 3.4 69.4 28.1 2.5
 Lower tertiary 15.6 76.4 8.0 48.3 47.8 4.0 42.8 52.0 5.2 70.7 27.3 2.0
 Secondary 18.5 73.1 8.4 43.6 50.5 5.9 55.0 40.2 4.8 79.2 19.4 1.5
 Basic 23.3 68.3 8.5 42.3 49.7 8.0 68.7 27.9 3.4 83.6 15.1 1.4
Occupational class
 Upper non-manual employee 17.4 77.0 5.6 57.2 40.7 2.1 38.2 57.8 4.0 72.0 26.2 1.9
 Lower non-manual employee 10.9 78.7 10.4 45.4 50.8 3.9 30.5 61.6 7.9 71.2 27.0 1.8
 Manual worker 17.4 74.2 8.4 50.9 45.5 3.6 40.7 52.7 6.6 82.6 16.3 1.1
 Entrepreneur 26.6 70.3 3.1 50.0 46.5 3.5 84.9 14.8 0.3 60.3 34.4 5.3
 Other 24.5 68.1 7.4 34.7 55.2 10.2 83.8 15.5 0.7 81.8 16.8 1.5
Entitlement to reimbursement of medicine expenses
 No 20.7 73.8 5.5 51.6 45.0 3.4 52.1 44.5 3.5 76.4 22.0 1.6
 Yes, 1 disease 6.7 78.7 14.6 29.0 61.1 9.9 44.2 48.1 7.7 70.3 27.2 2.6
 Yes, multiple diseases 2.7 71.1 26.2 15.8 66.1 18.1 44.1 43.4 12.5 72.0 24.9 3.1
All (%) 17.9 74.4 7.8 46.7 48.3 5.0 50.5 45.0 4.5 75.3 22.9 1.8
All (n) 16,385 68,241 7111 42,872 44,326 4539 46,367 41,258 4112 69,067 20,996 1674
  1. non-A non-attenders, non-FA non-frequent attenders, FA Frequent attenders