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Table 3 Association between preferential status and the first occurrence of home care use 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

Model Variable Men Women
   Est. St.error Sign. Est. St.error Sign.
Basic model Pref. Status 0.266 0.048 0.000 0.089 0.032 0.005
Interaction with age Pref. Status 0.631 0.126 0.000 0.265 0.081 0.001
  Interaction var* −0.023 0.008 0.002 −0.011 0.005 0.018
With chronic conditions & interaction with age Pref. Status 0.575 0.127 0.000 0.255 0.081 0.002
  Interaction var* −0.020 0.008 0.009 −0.011 0.005 0.029
  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).