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Table 4 Logistic regression analysis of the health services utilization among elderly migrants

From: Status and determinants of health services utilization among elderly migrants in China

Variables Doctor visits Hospitalization Local inpatient care
OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Predisposing factors
Age (year) (reference: 60–64)
 65–69 1.11* [1.01, 1.22] 0.88 [0.57, 1.35] 1.08 [0.68, 1.71]
  ≥ 70 1.23** [1.11, 1.37] 0.87 [0.57, 1.32] 1.12 [0.71, 1.76]
Female (ref: male) 1.03 [0.95, 1.11] 0.95 [0.68, 1.33] 1.23 [0.85, 1.78]
Currently married (ref: single) 0.87* [0.78, 0.97] 1.06 [0.70, 1.61] 0.80 [0.50, 1.27]
Urban Hukou (ref: rural Hukou) 1.13 [0.99, 1.29] 0.70 [0.39, 1.27] 1.29 [0.65, 2.55]
Education (ref: elementary/less)
 Middle school 0.96 [0.87, 1.06] 0.75 [0.49, 1.14] 1.23 [0.74, 2.05]
 High school/above 1.02 [0.89, 1.16] 0.81 [0.47, 1.40] 1.36 [0.75, 2.47]
Enabling factors
Monthly household income (RMB) (ref:≤3500 yuan)
 3501–7000 yuan 1.29** [1.18, 1.42] 0.91 [0.63, 1.31] 0.77 [0.49, 1.21]
  > 7000 yuan 1.65** [1.47, 1.84] 1.89* [1.12, 3.20] 0.77 [0.46, 1.30]
Years of living in the city of residence (ref: ≤4 years)
 5–9 years 0.96 [0.88, 1.06] 1.46 [0.97, 2.20] 1.03 [0.67, 1.57]
  ≥ 10 years 0.88* [0.79, 0.97] 1.36 [0.91, 2.04] 2.64** [1.53, 4.55]
Migration range (ref: Across provinces)
 Across cities within a province 0.89* [0.81, 0.98] 1.08 [0.73, 1.61] 1.27 [0.82,1.94]
 Across counties within a city 0.85** [0.77, 0.94] 1.31 [0.88, 1.94] 1.87** [1.19, 2.93]
Reasons for migration(ref: on business)
 Looking after children or grandchildren 1.21** [1.08, 1.36] 3.09** [1.79, 5.33] 0.69 [0.34, 1.38]
 Retirement/keeping fit 1.27** [1.12, 1.43] 1.83* [1.10, 3.05] 1.10 [0.54, 2.25]
 Others 1.45** [1.24, 1.69] 1.41 [0.73, 2.70] 0.69 [0.28, 1.68]
Friends number ≥ 5 (ref: friend number < 5) 1.23** [1.13, 1.33] 1.03 [0.74, 1.44] 1.88** [1.29, 2.73]
Health insurance (ref: NCMS)
 UEMI 0.79** [0.68, 0.92] 1.86 [0.94, 3.67] 0.89 [0.42, 1.87]
 Others 0.87* [0.76, 0.99] 1.37 [0.75, 2.51] 1.63 [0.79, 3.37]
Local health insurance (ref: hometown health insurance) 1.57** [1.38, 1.78] 1.22 [0.72, 2.05] 3.60 ** [1.47, 8.84]
Need factors
Chronic diseases (ref: no) 1.15** [1.05, 1.27] 1.20 [0.87, 1.67]   
Self-rated health (ref: poor)
 Neutral 1.01 [0.88, 1.15] 1.11 [0.76, 1.62]   
 Good 1.14 [0.99, 1.32] 0.80 [0.51, 1.25]   
N 11,020 1128 844
-2 Log likelihood 14,902.04 998.794 771.63
Cox & Snell R2 0.025 0.037 0.095
  1. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01