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Table 2 Variables examined for use in the ordered probit model

From: The impact of preventive health behaviour and social factors on visits to the doctor

Name Notation Description in the survey Values
Dependent variables
    Primary medical care VisGP visits to GP in the last two weeks 0 = no visits, 1 = one visit, 2 = more than one visit
    Secondary medical care VisSD visits to SD in the last two weeks 0 = no visits, 1 = one visit, 2 = more than one visit
Independent variables associated with disadvantaged populations
    Social-economic status SES See 2.2.1 1 = low, 2 = middle, 3 = high
    Location Loc District of residence 1 = peripheral, 2 = intermediate, 3 = central
    Age Age Age group 0 = age < 60, 1 = age ≥ 60
Independent variables associated with social, demographic and health factors
    Gender Gen Sex 0 = male, 1 = female
    Religion Rel Registered religion of head of household 0 = Jewish, 1 = other
    Chronic diseases Chron One chronic disease at least 0 = no, 1 = yes
    Employment characteristics WeelkyLF Weekly labor force characteristics 0 = unemployed, 1 = full- or part-time employment
    Density Dens Housing density 14 ordered categories, based on the number of persons to a room
    Marital Mar Marital status 0 = married, 1 = unmarried
    The father’s origin FatherCont Father's continent of birth 0 = Europe, America, Israel, 1 = other
Independent variables associated with PHB
    Bodily activity BodyAct Amount of weekly exercise 1 = no physical activity, 2 = 1–2 days/week, 3 = 3–4 days/week, 4 = 5 days/week, 5 = more than 5 days/week
    Smoking Smoke Number of cigarettes a day 1 = no smoking, 2 = 1–10 a day, 3 = 11–20 a day, 4 = more than 21 a day
    Flu vaccination Flu Vaccination against influenza 0 = no, 1 = yes
    Mammography Mamm Mammography test, for women of age 50-74 0 = no, 1 = yes
    Supplemental insurance SupIns Purchase of supplemental health insurance 0 = no, 1 = yes