Korean Journal of Family Practice

Table. 2.

Health-related characteristics of the Medical Aid and Health Insurance patients (N=73)

Characteristics Categories Medical Aid patients (N=31) Health Insurance patients (N=42) P-value
Number of diseases 0 3 (9.7) 14 (33.3) <0.001
1 6 (19.4) 18 (42.9)
2 6 (19.4) 7 (16.7)
≥3 14 (45.2) 1 (2.4)
No answer 2 (6.5) 2 (4.8)
Number of medications 0 2 (6.5) 16 (38.1) <0.001
1 6 (19.4) 17 (40.5)
2 9 (29.0) 3 (7.1)
≥3 14 (45.2) 4 (9.5)
No answer - 2 (4.8)
Frequency of hospital visit Once per week 0 (0.0) 1 (2.4) 0.056
Above twice per month 2 (6.5) 5 (11.9)
Once per month 10 (32.3) 5 (11.9)
Once per 2–3 months 13 (41.9) 15 (35.7)
Others 4 (12.9) 16 (38.1)
No answer 2 (6.5) -
Smoking status Smoking 8 (25.8) 7 (16.7) 0.398
Ex-smoking 4 (12.9) 10 (23.8)
Non-smoking 19 (61.3) 25 (59.5)
Drinking status Non-drinking 16 (51.6) 18 (42.9) 0.578
Drinking 15 (48.4) 24 (57.1)
Health information source TV/radio 22 (71.0) 17 (40.5) 0.026
Newspaper, book 1 (3.2) 7 (16.7)
Internet 1 (3.2) 9 (21.4)
Health care provider 2 (6.5) 6 (14.3)
Acquaintances 5 (16.1) 3 (7.1)
Others 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Awareness of health condition Good 1 (3.2) 2 (4.8) 0.002
Very good 1 (3.2) 5 (11.9)
Average 9 (29.0) 26 (61.9)
Bad 17 (54.8) 8 (19.0)
Very bad 3 (9.7) 0 (0.0)
No answer - 1 (2.4)

Values are presented as number (%).

-, not available.

P-values are calculated by chi-squared-test.

Korean J Fam Pract 2021;11:280~287 https://doi.org/10.21215/kjfp.2021.11.4.280
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