Factors affecting catastrophic health expenditure and impoverishment from medical expenses in China: policy implications of universal health insurance
Ye Li, Qunhong Wu, Ling Xu, David Legge, Yanhua Hao, Lijun Gao, Ning Ning & Gang Wan
Volume 90, Number 9, September 2012, 664-671
Table 1. Distribution of household health expenditure across consumption expenditure quintiles, China, 2008
|Average monthly out-of-pocket health expenditure (US$)b||6.8||11.6||15.7||22.6||50.8||21.7|
|Average capacity to pay (US$)b||32.0||56.6||84.2||135.2||327.6||129.2|
|Out-of-pocket share of monthly household expenditure (%)||12.7||12.0||11.6||11.6||12.3||12.1|
|Capacity to pay out of pocket (%)||22.2||20.5||18.5||16.6||14.9||18.5|
|Households with catastrophic health expenditure (%)||15.8||14.3||12.7||11.3||10.7||13.0|
US$, United States dollars.
a Quintile 1 is the poorest and quintile 5 the wealthiest.
b Based on a currency exchange rate of 6.9451 yuan to US$ 1.00.