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Table 5 Estimation results by the conditional logit model

From: A cost-benefit analysis on the specialization in departments of obstetrics and gynecology in Japan

  Kaizuka citizens Izumisano citizens Hannan citizens Sennan citizens
Cost of a birth -0.140** -0.121** -0.200** -0.168**
Traveling time (by car) to the facility -0.034** -0.027** -0.010* -0.011*
Waiting time for a medical exam -0.012** -0.013* -0.010** -0.019*
Early-evening and weekend exams 0.894** 0.991** 1.037** 1.483**
Number of obstetricians and gynecologists 0.158** 0.173** 0.343* 0.275cph
Number of nursing staff 0.075** 0.078** 0.072** 0.077*
Pediatricians on duty 0.074** 0.077** 0.092* 0.074*
  1. Notes: * and ** denote the parameter is significantly different from zero at 5% and 1% level, respectively. The estimated parameter of "cost of a birth" variable is the marginal utility of income