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Table 1 Variables means

From: Do rich Israelis wait less for medical care?

A. MRI (n = 460) Mean Std. Err. [95% Conf. interval]
Waiting time (months)* 1.588 (median = 0.5) 0.088 1.414 1.762
MRI in hospital 0.714 0.024 0.667 0.761
Female 0.556 0.026 0.505 0.608
Age 12.278 0.214 11.858 12.698
Income per standardized adult (in thousands IS) 4.917 0.165 4.593 5.241
Voluntary insurance ownership 0.873 0.018 0.838 0.907
Public finance only 0.823 0.015 0.793 0.852
Number of chronic illnesses 1.079 0.076 0.930 1.228
Peripheral location 0.128 0.017 0.094 0.162
Israel or former USSR origin 0.571 0.026 0.520 0.622
Education 12+ years 0.488 0.003 0.481 0.494
B. Surgeries (n = 182) Mean Std. Err. [95% Conf. Interval]
Expected waiting time (months)* 3.473 (median = 2.5) 0.175 3.127 3.819
Female 0.445 0.042 0.363 0.527
Age 11.999 0.436 11.137 12.860
Income per standardized adult (in thousands IS) 3.996 0.222 3.556 4.435
Voluntary insurance ownership 0.814 0.035 0.746 0.882
Public finance only 0.694 0.010 0.676 0.712
Number of chronic illnesses 1.005 0.106 0.795 1.215
Peripheral location 0.231 0.035 0.162 0.301
Israel or former USSR origin 0.475 0.042 0.392 0.559
Education 12+ years 0.488 0.003 0.482 0.495
  1. *Calculated based on the categories’ mid-points.