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Table 2 Descriptive information of population with different types of insurance in 2006 and 2009

From: Income-related inequality in health insurance coverage: analysis of China Health and Nutrition Survey of 2006 and 2009

  Year 2006 Year 2009
  NCMSa BHISb NCMS BHIS URBMIc
Number of observations 2694 1274 5683 1807 999
Residence, n (%)      
 Urban 305 (11.32) 898 (70.49) 919 (16.17) 1196 (66.19) 496 (49.65)
 Rural 2389 (88.68) 376 (29.51) 4764 (83.83) 611 (33.81) 503 (50.35)
Gender, n (%)      
 Male 1246 (46.25) 660 (51.81) 2658 (46.77) 972 (53.79) 415 (41.54)
 Female 1448 (53.75) 614 (48.19) 3025 (53.23) 835 (46.21) 584 (58.46)
Marital status, n (%)      
 Unmarried 368 (13.66) 157 (12.32) 848 (14.92) 247 (13.67) 200 (20.02)
 Married 2326 (86.34) 1117 (87.68) 4835 (85.08) 1560 (86.33) 799 (79.98)
Education attainment, n (%)      
 Low education 2333 (86.60) 503 (39.48) 5109 (89.90) 796 (44.05) 691 (69.17)
 Median education 340 (12.62) 504 (39.56) 547 (9.63) 712 (39.40) 260 (26.03)
 High education 21 (0.78) 267 (20.96) 27 (0.48) 299 (16.55) 48 (4.80)
Retirement, n (%)      
 Not retired 2649 (98.33) 748 (58.71) 5612 (98.75) 1056 (58.44) 806 (80.68)
 Retired 45 (1.67) 526 (41.29) 71 (1.25) 751 (41.56) 193 (19.32)
Occupations, n (%)      
 Officials 46 (1.71) 210 (16.48) 95 (1.67) 257 (14.22) 49 (4.90)
 Professionals 40 (1.48) 228 (17.90) 67 (1.18) 287 (15.88) 22 (2.20)
 Technicians 309 (11.47) 148 (11.62) 517 (9.10) 214 (11.84) 69 (6.91)
 Farmers 1188 (44.10) 3 (0.24) 2545 (44.78) 3 (0.17) 39 (3.90)
 Service sector workers 196 (7.28) 69 (5.42) 446 (7.85) 134 (7.42) 169 (16.92)
 Others 88 (3.27) 27 (2.12) 155 (2.73) 52 (2.88) 33 (3.30)
 Not working 827 (30.70) 589 (46.23) 1858 (32.69) 860 (47.59) 618 (61.86)
Age in years, mean (SD) 48.9 (14.2) 52.4 (14.2) 49.3 (15.1) 52.5 (14.6) 52.4 (15.7)
Household size, mean (SD) 3.8 (1.5) 3.1 (1.3) 4.0 (1.7) 3.1 (1.3) 3.4 (1.5)
Household income per capita in 10000 RMB, mean (SD) 0.72 (1.21) 1.42 (1.09) 0.93 (1.35) 1.74 (1.56) 1.17 (1.16)
  1. a Basic health insurance scheme (employee).
  2. b New cooperative medical scheme.
  3. c Urban resident basic medical insurance.