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Table 2 Health needs between members and non-members in China and Vietnam

From: Can rural health insurance improve equity in health care utilization? a comparison between China and Vietnam

  China   Vietnam  
  Member Non-members Member Non-members
Age (mean and standard deviation) 35.5 (19.8) 30.8
(20.6)*
33.4
(21.9)
33.9
(20.1)
% of Male 49.5% 54.0%* 48.2% 50.2%
% of female 50.5% 46.0% 51.8% 49.8%
Prevalence of illness in the last 4 weeks 24.3% 26.2% 20.2% 19.1%
Prevalence of chronic disease in last 12 months 17.4% 17.4% 20.9% 17.1%
  1. Data source: Household survey, 2006
  2. * P < 0.05, significant difference between members and non-members