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Table 2 Comparison of delayed or foregone care between federal poverty limit < 300 and federal poverty limit >300 in the original and follow-up surveys

From: Reliability of a patient survey assessing cost-related changes in health care use among high deductible health plan enrollees

  Original (n = 387)† Follow-up (n = 387) Pvalues ‡
Type of Care FPL < 300% FPL ≥ 300% Pvalue* Original Survey FPL < 300% FPL ≥ 300% Pvalue* Follow-up Survey FPL < 300 Between Original and Follow-up FPL ≥ 300 Between Original and Follow-up
Any Delayed or Foregone Care         
Pediatric care 24.0 13.2 0.014 24.0 10.8 0.002 1.000 0.439
Adult care 48.8 33.6 0.007 51.2 32.8 0.001 0.785 0.877
Family care 56.2 41.6 0.011 58.7 38.8 0.001 0.799 0.621
Types of delayed or foregone care         
ED visit 61.8 52.9 0.322 69.0 45.4 0.004 0.463 0.269
Preventive care 27.9 18.3 0.191 25.4 18.6 0.384 0.869 0.869
Imaging test 27.9 23.1 0.589 31.0 25.8 0.569 0.639 0.886
Prescription medication 17.7 15.4 0.856 12.7 5.2 0.144 0.513 0.016
Specialist visit 19.1 12.5 0.334 18.3 13.4 0.514 1.000 1.000
Screening test 17.7 11.5 0.365 18.3 10.3 0.207 0.841 0.670
Laboratory test 14.7 8.7 0.323 19.7 10.3 0.134 0.414 0.819
Operation or procedure 19.1 5.8 0.013 18.3 11.3 0.293 1.000 0.225
Physical therapy 11.8 12.5 1.000 14.1 11.3 0.768 0.637 0.683
Outpatient visit for routine check-up 10.3 6.7 0.582 9.9 8.25 0.93 1.000 0.796
  1. The p-values in columns 3 and 6 represent the observed type-1 error (α) for tests comparing income groups whereas the p-values in columns 7 and 8 are the observed α for tests comparing the original and follow-up surveys.
  2. *P values are for chi-square tests between income groups within survey
  3. † We restricted the original survey data to follow-up respondents
  4. ‡ P values are for McNemar tests within income groups and between surveys
  5. Bolded items signify comparisons that are statistically significant at α = 0.05