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Table 5 Predictors of subsequent hospitalizations among PhilHealth members

From: Costs of hospital care for hypertension in an insured population without an outpatient medicines benefit: an observational study in the Philippines

Characteristic Subsequent admissions for HTN-related conditions among those admitted for any HTN-related condition N = 141,384 Subsequent admissions for HTN-related conditions among those admitted for essential or secondary HTN N = 60,646
  OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Illness Category     
   Hypertensive heart or renal disease 1.16 1.12, 1.21 n/a n/a
   Definite or possible consequences 1.12 1.09, 1.15 n/a n/a
   Essential/secondary HTN - - n/a n/a
Age group (years)     
   80+ 1.80 1.68, 1.94 3.55 3.03, 4.15
   60–79 1.47 1.38, 1.56 2.65 2.34, 3.00
   40–59 1.86 1.75, 1.97 1.92 1.70, 2.17
   <= 40 - - - -
Gender     
   Female 1.08 1.05, 1.11 0.84 0.79, 0.89
   Male - - - -
Membership Status     
   Dependent 1.05 1.02, 1.09 1.12 1.05, 1.19
   Member - - - -
Membership category     
   Government-employee 1.20 1.16, 1.24 1.14 1.07, 1.22
   Self-employed 1.56 1.49, 1.64 1.15 1.03, 1.29
   Retired 3.78 3.60, 3.96 1.06 0.93, 1.21
   Sponsored/indigent 0.95 0.89, 1.01 0.87 0.77, 0.98
   Private firm employee - - - -
  1. Predictors of subsequent hospitalizations during 3.5 years among PhilHealth members with an admission for any and for essential or secondary HTN during the first 18 months of the study (July 2002–December 2003)