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Table 3 Annual GP services if access universally the same as in major Australian cities, 2004-051

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

Simulation variables Base Simulation Difference   Base Simulation Difference Difference
  No. No. No. % Mean Mean No. %
Employment Status       
Employed 51,332,000 54,197,000 2,865,000 6 5.1 5.4 0.3 6
Unemployed (looking for work) 3,054,000 3,626,000 573,000 19 6.6 7.9 1.2 19
Not in labour force 51,846,000 54,061,000 2,214,000 4 9.9 10.3 0.4 4
Total 106,232,00 111,884,000 5,652,000 5 6.7 7.1 0.4 5
Tercile of personal income         
First tercile (lowest) 36,867,000 38,604,000 1,736,000 5 9.1 9.5 0.4 5
Second tercile 42,437,000 45,221,000 2,784,000 7 6.8 7.3 0.5 7
Third tercile 26,928,000 28,060,000 1,132,000 4 4.9 5.1 0.2 4
Total 106,232,000 111,884,000 5,652,000 5 6.7 7.1 0.4 5
Health status         
Excellent-very good 40,365,000 43,049,000 2,684,000 7 4.6 4.9 0.3 7
Good 30,887,000 32,380,000 1,493, 000 5 7.1 7.4 0.3 5
Fair-Poor 34,980,000 36,455,000 1,475,000 4 13.9 14.5 0.6 4
Total 106,232,000 111,884,000 5,652,000 5 6.7 7.1 0.4 5
Remoteness         
Major city 74,245,000 74,245,000 0 0 7.0 7.0 0 0
Inner regional 19,371,000 23,196,000 3,825,000 20 6.2 7.4 1.2 20
Other regional 12,616,000 14,442,000 1,826, 000 14 6.6 7.5 1.0 14
Total 106,232,000 111,884,000 5,652,000 5 6.7 7.1 0.4 5
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