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Table 2 Unweighted summary statistics for use of preventive and curative care.

From: Assessing the context of health care utilization in Ecuador: A spatial and multilevel analysis

     Curative Care Visits
  Level Sample (n = 46497) Use of preventive care (n = 2539)a First health problem (n = 8152)a Second health problem (n = 904)a
Predisposing factors
Age in years: mean (SD) Individual 26.98 (20.67) 22.97 (21.24) 28.47 (23.65) 38.85 (26.05)
Sex (%) Individual     
   Male   49.50 42.69 46.69 41.70
   Female   50.50 57.31 53.31 58.30
Ethnicity (%) Household     
   Mestizo   84.93 87.83 89.40 89.60
   Indigenous   9.20 5.44 5.81 4.20
   Others   5.87 6.73 4.78 6.19
Marital status (%) Individual     
   Living w/partner   11.15 8.31 10.38 13.27
   Married   26.74 25.68 29.24 35.29
   Separated/divorced   3.75 3.03 4.39 6.19
   Widow   2.94 2.48 4.33 10.73
   Single   55.41 60.50 51.66 34.51
Enabling factors
Area of residence (%) Census segment     
   Urban   50.50 62.86 57.69 61.62
   Rural   49.50 37.14 42.31 38.38
Assets quintile (%) Household     
   1   23.74 11.22 18.02 16.92
   2   21.32 16.19 21.22 23.01
   3   19.29 19.85 21.17 21.90
   4   18.14 21.54 20.61 20.02
   5   17.51 31.19 18.98 18.14
Consumption quintile (%) Household     
   1   24.84 14.14 19.09 17.26
   2   21.27 14.81 20.82 21.02
   3   19.57 18.75 21.07 20.91
   4   18.22 24.22 20.73 23.12
   5   16.10 28.08 18.29 17.70
Educational level (%) Individual     
   None   21.56 30.25 30.61 28.21
   Elementary   44.77 30.33 40.42 44.47
   High School   25.53 27.18 21.74 19.91
   College   8.04 12.13 7.19 7.30
   Doesn't know/answer   0.11 0.12 0.05 0.11
Insurance (%) Individual     
   Insured   19.46 26.94 21.88 25.11
   Uninsured   80.54 73.06 78.12 74.89
Need
Health problems (%) Individual     
   No problems   52.64 52.74 0.00 0.00
   One problem   41.24 41.04 87.93 0.00
   Two problems   6.12 6.22 12.07 100.00
  1. aSubsamples highlight those individuals who answered "Yes" to use of preventive care services, first health problem curative visit, and second health problem curative visit, respectively.