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Table 2 Distribution of study population and self-perceived unmet medical needs by the selected variables (% and 95% confidence intervals)

From: Geographical variation of unmet medical needs in Italy: a multivariate logistic regression analysis

Variable Study population Population reporting unmet needs
Predisposing factors   
Sex   
  Male 51.9 [51.3-52.5] 5.9 [5.5-6.3]
  Female 45.0 [44.4-45.6] 7.7 [7.3-8.2]
Age   
  18-44 48.1 [47.5-48.7] 5.8 [5.4-6.2]
  45-64 30.7 [30.2-31.2] 7.7 [7.2-8.3]
  65+ 24.3 [23.9-24.8] 7.7 [7.1-8.3]
Education   
  Primary 56.0 [55.4-56.6] 8.0 [7.6-8.4]
  Secondary 33.5 [32.9-34.0] 5.6 [5.2-6.1]
  Tertiary 10.5 [10.1-10.9] 4.6 [3.8-5.4]
Marital status   
  Married 58.6 [58.0-59.2] 6.9 [6.5-7.2]
  Unmarried 28.0 [27.4-28.5] 5.2 [4.7-5.7]
  Separated/divorced/widowed. 13.5 [13.1-13-9] 10.4 [9.4-11.3]
Employment status   
  Currently working 54.4 [53.8-55.0] 7.6 [7.1-8.0]
  Other (unempl., retired, student, econom. inactive, etc.) 45.6 [45.0-46.2] 6.0 [5.6-6.4]
Enabling factors   
Equivalised Income quintile   
  0-20% 22.0 [21.5-22.5] 11.3 [10.5-12.2]
  20-40% 19.8 [19.3-20.3] 7.2 [6.5-7.9]
  40-60% 19.3 [18.9-19.8] 5.8 [5.2-6.4]
  60-80% 19.0 [18.5-19.4] 4.9 [4.3-5.4]
  80-100% 19.9 [19.4-20.3] 4.5 [4.0-5.1]
Need factors   
Health status   
  very good 13.1 [12.7-13.5] 3.0 [2.5-3.6]
  good 43.5 [43.0-44.1] 4.3 [3.9-4.6]
  fair 32.8 [32.3-33.4] 9.5 [8.9-10.1]
  bad 8.7 [8.3-9.0] 13.1 [11.8-14.5]
  very bad 1.9 [1.7-2.0] 18.6 [15.2-22.0]
Suffering from any chronic condition   
  No chronic 78.5 [78.0-79.0] 5.4 [5.1-5.7]
  Chronic 21.5 [21.1-22.0] 12.0 [11.2-12.8]
Limitation in daily activities   
  No limited 76.9 [76.4-77.4] 4.7 [4.4-5.0]
  Limited 23.1 [22.6-23.5] 13.9 [13.1-14.8]
Geographical macro-area   
  North-West 26.9 [26.4-27-5] 4.9 [4.3-5.4]
  North-East 19.1 [18.7-.19.5] 4.6 [4.1; 5.0]
  Centre 19.5 [19.1-20.0] 6.2 [5.6; 6.8]
  South 23.3 [22.7-23.8] 10.6 [9.8; 11.4]
  Islands 11.2 [10.7-11.6] 9.0 [7.9; 10.1]
  1. Note: Weighted sample. Because of rounding, detail may not add to totals.