15 18

Cited 0 times in

Association of Occupational Class with Healthcare Utilization among Economically Active Korean Adults from 2006 to 2014: A Repeated Cross-Sectional Study of Koreans Aged 19 Years and Older

Authors
 Jae-Hyun Kim  ;  Kwang Soo Lee  ;  Yunhwan Lee  ;  Eun-Cheol Park 
Citation
 Korean Journal of Family Medicine (가정의학회지), Vol.38(6) : 365-371, 2017 
Journal Title
 Korean Journal of Family Medicine (가정의학회지) 
ISSN
 2005-6443 
Issue Date
2017
Keywords
Hospital ; Occupations ; Social Class
Abstract
Background: To investigate the impact of indicators of occupational class on healthcare utilization by using longitudinal data from a nationally representative survey. Methods: Data were obtained from the Korean Welfare Panel Study conducted from 2006 (wave 1) through 2014 (wave 9). A total of 5,104 individuals were selected at baseline (2006). Analysis of variance and longitudinal data analysis were used to evaluate the following dependent variables: number of outpatient visits and number of days spent in the hospital per year. Results: The number of annual outpatient visits was 4.298 days higher (P<0.0001) in class IV, 0.438 days higher (P=0.027) in class III, and 0.335 days higher (P=0.035) in class II than in class I. The number of days spent in the hospital per year was 0.610 days higher (P=0.001) in class IV, 0.547 days higher (P<0.0001) in class III, and 0.115 days higher (P=0.136) in class III than in class I. In addition, the number of days spent in the hospital in class IV patients with unmet healthcare needs showed an opposite trend to that predicted on the basis of socioeconomic status (estimate,-8.524; P-value=0.015). Conclusion: Patients whose jobs involved manual or physical labor were significantly associated with higher healthcare utilization. Thus, the results suggest that healthcare utilization in different occupational classes should be improved by monitoring work environments and promoting health-enhancing behaviors.
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/161383
DOI
10.4082/kjfm.2017.38.6.365
Appears in Collections:
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실)
Yonsei Authors
박은철(Park, Eun-Cheol)
사서에게 알리기
  feedback
Files in This Item:
T201704696.pdf Download
Export
RIS (EndNote)
XLS (Excel)
XML

qrcode

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Browse