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Table 2 Association between preferential status and the first occurrence of five chronic conditions and death within the permanent sample of persons covered by the Belgian public health insurance (2004–09)

From: Long-term care use and socio-economic status in Belgium: a survival analysis using health care insurance data

Dep. variable Model Men   Women
   Est. St.error Sign. Est. St.error Sign.
COPD   0.317 0.046 0.000 0.250 0.081 0.002
Dementia   0.074 0.064 0.247 0.125 0.099 0.205
Diabetes   0.237 0.059 0.000 0.381 0.091 0.000
Hip fracture   −0.023 0.088 0.792 0.074 0.108 0.496
Parkinson’s disease 0.079 0.108 0.466 0.273 0.191 0.152
Death   0.152 0.036 0.000 0.095 0.036 0.009
Death interaction with age       
  dummy preferential status: 0.378 0.082 0.000 0.052 0.096 0.589
  interaction variable*: −0.015 0.005 0.002 0.002 0.005 0.629
Death with chronic conditions and       
  interaction with age       
  dummy preferential status: 0.381 0.082 0.000 0.055 0.096 0.563
  interaction variable*: −0.016 0.005 0.001 0.002 0.005 0.636
  1. Coefficients estimated by discrete survival analysis using logistic regression.
  2. Also included in all models: age, partner (time-dependent), province, year, quarter.
  3. * interaction variable is specified as preferential_status * (age – 65).