Table 1

Characteristics of subjects and primary findings from the survey

VariablesNo of subjects† (n = 3814)Compare doctors (%) (n = 3717)Consult report (%) (n = 3814)Change doctors (%) (n = 3765)
*p<0.05; **p<0.01; ***p<0.001.
†Subject numbers may vary due to missing values in different response variables.
‡Refers to interviewee’s NHI cards at the time of the interview over a time period of about 9 months.
Total49.673.376.7
Sex
    Male168647.2**73.178.4*
    Female212851.573.475.4
Age (years)
    20–39199249.7***78.4***79.7***
    40–59141152.371.976.9
    ⩾6041140.852.862.4
Education (years)
    ⩽651139.0***56.6***64.0***
    7–953347.570.678.7
    10–12136550.577.178.5
    ⩾13138953.377.079.3
Family income (NT$ monthly)
    ⩽3000048145.5**64.9***76.3
    30000–79999153451.475.978.0
    80000–15000071456.278.678.5
    ⩾15000022157.981.582.5
Health status
    Excellent120347.572.277.9***
    Good163850.374.778.7
    Fair/poor97350.672.272.0
Medical care use‡
    ⩽6 visits185246.1***74.879.1*
    6–17 visits121453.874.178.2
    ⩾18 visits39060.970.571.9
Usual sources of care
    Yes263554.2***73.675.2***
    No117939.072.680.2