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Table 2 Estimated regional variation and degree of explanation

From: Regional variation in health care utilization in Sweden – the importance of demand-side factors

  Model 1: Visits to primary physicians Model 2: Visits to specialists
  \( {\widehat{\sigma}}_{\delta } \) % of \( {\widehat{\sigma}}_{\delta } \) explained \( {\widehat{\sigma}}_{\delta } \) % of \( {\widehat{\sigma}}_{\delta } \) explained
Unadjusted 0.1597 0.2152
Adjusted for:
 Mortality 0.1580 1.1% 0.1761 18.2%
   +Demography 0.1652 −3.4% 0.1086 49.5%
   +Socio-economy 0.1418 11.2% 0.1025 52.4%
   + Supply 0.1064 33.4% 0.1069 50.3%
  1. \( {\widehat{\sigma}}_{\delta }- \)Estimated standard deviation of random effect δ i (variation on regional level)
  2. % of \( {\widehat{\sigma}}_{\delta } \) – percentage of regional variation explained by included covariates