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Table 3 Potential risk factors for the utilization of inpatient services

From: The impact of predisposing, enabling, and need factors in utilization of health services among rural residents in Guangxi, China

Characteristics Hospitalization No Hospitalization P value
(n = 280) (n = 4354)
Predisposing factors
 Age (years) 40.92 ± 25.07 32.19 ± 21.43 < 0.001
 Gender
  Male 113 2316(4.88 %) < 0.001
  Femalea 167 2038(8.19 %)
 Marital status
  Singlea 54 1919(2.81 %) < 0.001
  Married 205 2283(8.89 %)
  Separated/Divorced/Widowed 21 152(13.82 %)
 Ethnicity
  Han 277 4306(6.43 %) 0.960
  Othersa 3 48(6.25 %)
 Family size (people) 6.02 ± 2.45 6.02 ± 2.24 0.980
Enabling factors
 Educational level
  No educationa 82 823(9.96 %) < 0.001
  Primary school 65 1287(5.05 %)
  Secondary school 109 1675(6.51 %)
  High school 21 436(4.82 %)
  College or more 3 133(2.26 %)
 Time to nearest health facility (min) 9.94 ± 9.36 10.56 ± 11.41 0.370
 Expenditure on healthcare (RMB) 8323.18 ± 16336.27 3979.71 ± 8298.49 < 0.001
 Expenditure of NCMS (RMB) 170.43 ± 75.47 173.08 ± 68.99 0.540
Need factors
 Chronic diseases
  Yes 96 440(21.82 %) < 0.001
  Noa 184 3914(4.70 %)
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