Table. 4.

Factors associated with having a regular doctor by joba

Job
Student Employee
Age (y) 1.04 (1.02–1.06) 1.04 (1.03–1.06)
Sex
Male 1 (ref) 1 (ref)
Female 1.11 (0.91–1.35) 1.11 (0.84–1.48)
Income level
Low 1 (ref) 1 (ref)
Middle 0.78 (0.57–1.05) 1.29 (0.86–1.93)
High 1.38 (1.03–1.85) 2.11 (1.36–3.27)
Ptrend <0.001 <0.001
Medical doctor in one’s family
No 1 (ref) 1 (ref)
Yes 6.28 (4.94–7.98) 2.89 (2.03–4.12)
Self-perceived health
Good 1 (ref) 1 (ref)
Fair 0.91 (0.73–1.13) 0.86 (0.64–1.15)
Poor 0.73 (0.49–1.07) 1.20 (0.67–2.14)
Ptrend 0.11 0.77
Comorbidity
None 1 (ref) 1 (ref)
Acute disease only 0.85 (0.65–1.10) 0.94 (0.63–1.40)
Chronic conditionb 1.10 (0.82–1.48) 0.95 (0.63–1.43)
Care for chronic condition
No 1(ref) 1 (ref)
Yes 1.14 (0.94–1.38) 1.26 (0.96–1.65)
Frequently used healthcare facility
Community/on-campus clinic 1 (ref) 1 (ref)
Large hospital 1.58 (1.22–2.04) 1.60 (1.19–2.14)
Healthcare use per year (n)
0–3 1 (ref) 1 (ref)
4–6 1.19 (0.93–1.53) 1.80 (1.30–2.50)
7–12 1.57 (1.12–2.19) 2.41 (1.57–3.71)
≥13 2.18 (1.43–3.32) 1.61 (0.90–2.89)
Ptrend <0.001 0.001
Medical expense per year (Korean Won)c
<250,000 1 (ref) 1 (ref)
250,000–499,999 1.47 (1.09–1.97) 1.24 (0.87–1.77)
≥500,000 1.32 (0.95–1.84) 1.26 (0.87–1.83)
Ptrend 0.041 0.19

Values are presented as adjusted odds ratio (95% 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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