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Table 1 Description of the sample

From: Factors associated with the utilization of primary care emergency centers in a Spanish region with high population dispersion: a mixed-methods study

  Municipal healthcare resources
VARIABLES Hospital + PCEC PCEC only Neither hospital nor PCEC Total
Individuals variables n % n % n % n %
Sex         
  - Female 1102 (52.73) 466 (49.00) 593 (47.78) 2161 (50.47)
  - Male 988 (47.27) 485 (51.00) 647 (52.14) 2120 (49.51)
Age         
  - 15–34 years old 684 (32.73) 274 (28.81) 310 (24.98) 1268 (29.61)
  - 35–64 years old 997 (47.70) 423 (44.48) 506 (40.77) 1926 (44.98)
  - 65 years old and older 409 (19.57) 255 (26.81) 424 (34.17) 1088 (25.41)
Reduction of regular activity         
  - No 1881 (90.00) 860 (90.43) 1127 (90.81) 3868 (90.33)
  - Yes 209 (10.00) 91 (9.57) 113 (9.11) 413 (9.65)
Self-rated health         
  - Negative 543 (25.98) 281 (29.55) 420 (33.84) 1244 (29.05)
  - Positive 1547 (74.02) 671 (70.56) 820 (66.08) 3038 (70.95)
Number of chronic conditions         
  - None 1071 (51.24) 478 (50.26) 562 (45.29) 2111 (49.30)
  - 1-2 conditions 724 (34.64) 351 (36.91) 465 (37.47) 1540 (35.96)
  - Over 2 conditions 295 (14.11) 122 (12.83) 213 (17.16) 630 (14.71)
SES         
  - IV-V (low) 1050 (50.24) 581 (61.09) 604 (48.67) 2235 (52.20)
  - I-III (high) 1040 (49.76) 371 (39.01) 637 (51.33) 2048 (47.83)
Municipal-level variables         
Average SES level, tertiles         
  - T1 (lowest) 138 (6.60) 500 (52.58) 730 (58.82) 1368 (31.95)
  - T2 1130 (54.07) 217 (22.82) 198 (15.95) 1545 (36.08)
  - T3 (highest) 822 (39.33) 234 (24.61) 312 (25.14) 1368 (31.95)
% Households without a vehicle, tertiles         
  - T1 (up to 30%) 918 (43.92) 263 (27.66) 308 (24.82) 1489 (34.77)
  - T2 (30-35%) 836 (40.00) 319 (33.54) 212 (17.08) 1367 (31.92)
  - T3 (over 35%) 336 (16.08) 369 (38.80) 721 (58.10) 1426 (33.30)
PCEC utilization         
  - No 2001 (95.74) 845 (88.85) 1173 (94.52) 4019 (93.86)
  - Yes 89 (4.26) 107 (11.25) 68 (5.48) 264 (6.17)
TOTAL 2090 (48.81) 951 (22.21) 1241 (28.98) 4282 (100.00)
  1. Regional Health Survey of Castile and Leon, 2003.
  2. PCEC: Primary care emergency center; n: frecuency; SES: Socio-economic Status; T: tertiles.