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Table 1 Variables used to index the multidimensional array of average GP services used in the previous 2 weeks

From: Access to general practitioner services amongst underserved Australians: a microsimulation study

Variable Categories Number of categories
Sex Male, Female 2
Age group 15-20, 21-44, 45-64, 65 + years 4
Personal income tercile tercile 1, tercile 2, tercile 3 3
Remoteness Major cities of Australia, Inner regional Australia, Other more remote areas 3
Self reported health status Excellent/very good, good, fair/poor 3
Employment Status Employed, Unemployed (looking for work), Not in the labour force 3