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Table 1 Total health expenditure (Chinese yuan) per capita by socio-economic development regions between 2005 and 2011

From: Changes in health expenditures in China in 2000s: has the health system reform improved affordability

  2005 (CN¥) 2011 (CN¥) Average annual increase (%), 2005-2011
  Least Less Developed Least Less Developed Least Less Developed
Total health expenditure 484 669 1319 1544 1845 2751 +21.8 +18.8 +13.3
a)Government health expenditure 116 104 209 577 481 657 +31.4 +29.7 +21.5
(a)% of total health expenditure) (23.9) (15.5) (15.8) (37.4) (26.1) (23.9)    
b)Social health expenditure 109 174 466 449 614 1106 +27.2 +23.9 +15.8
(b)% of total health expenditure) (22.5) (26.0) (35.3) (29.1) (33.2) (40.2)    
c)Out-of-pocket payment 259 390 645 518 751 988 +12.5 +11.8 +7.5
(c)% of total health expenditure) (53.5) (58.3) (48.9) (33.5) (40.7) (35.9)