Table. 2.

Factors associated with having a regular doctora

aOR (95% CI) Ptrend
Age (y) 1.04 (1.03–1.05)
Sex
Male 1 (ref)
Female 1.12 (0.95–1.31)
Job
Student 1 (ref)
Employee 0.86 (0.68–1.10)
Income level <0.001
Low 1 (ref)
Middle 0.97 (0.76–1.23)
High 1.61 (1.27–2.05)
Medical doctor in one’s family
No 1 (ref)
Yes 4.82 (3.95–5.87)
Self-perceived health 0.17
Good 1 (ref)
Fair 0.89 (0.75–1.06)
Poor 0.86 (0.62–1.18)
Comorbidity
None 1 (ref)
Acute disease only 0.87 (0.70–1.08)
Chronic conditionb 1.04 (0.82–1.32)
Care for chronic condition
No 1 (ref)
Yes 1.19 (1.01–1.39)
Frequently used healthcare facility
Community/on-campus clinic 1 (ref)
Large hospital 1.54 (1.27–1.87)
Healthcare use per year (n)
0–3 1 (ref) <0.001
4–6 1.40 (1.15–1.70)
7–12 1.83 (1.41–2.38)
≥13 1.94 (1.38–2.73)
Medical expense per year (Korean Won)c
<250,000 1 (ref) 0.012
250,000–499,999 1.36 (1.09–1.70)
≥500,000 1.32 (1.03–1.68)

aOR, adjusted odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.

aAdjusted for the variables in the table.

bIncluded hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, heart disease, hyperuricemia, chronic viral hepatitis, arthritis, cancer, depression, and anxiety disorder.

c10,000 Korean Won ≈ 8.85 US Dollars.

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