Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Diabetes treatment and control: the effect of public health insurance for the poor in Mexico

Sandra G Sosa-Rubí, Omar Galárraga & Ruy López-Ridaura

Volume 87, Number 7, July 2009, 512-519

Table 2. Logistic modela of the propensity score to estimate the effect of Seguro Popular enrolment on diabetes treatment and control in Mexico, 2006 (n = 1479)

Variable Probability of enrolment in the Seguro Popular
Coefficient Z-value P-value
Individual characteristic
Sex
Female 0.43 3.27 0.001
Age, in years
20–39 0.44 1.16 0.246
40–59 0.28 0.78 0.434
60–79 0.11 0.3 0.763
Marital status
Married 0.43 3.06 0.002
Education
Primary school 0.18 1.15 0.249
Secondary school –0.20 –0.77 0.444
High school/university –0.61 –1.67 0.094
Ethnicity
Indigenous –0.13 –0.88 0.381
Household characteristic
Family assets –0.26 –3.41 0.001

Regional characteristic
Area of residence
Metropolitan –0.03 –0.18 0.860
Urban –0.80 –4.77 0.000
Region of residence
North 0.23 1.19 0.233
East-central –0.43 –2.39 0.017
West-central 0.48 3.1 0.002


a Log-likelihood ratio test, χ² (degrees of freedom): 139.15 (15); probability > χ² = 0.000.

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