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Table 2 Out-of-pocket payment per capita as a percentage of average annual household living consumption expenditure per capita (%) for the urban and rural population and across socio-economic development regions in 2000-2011

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

  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Urban             
Nationwide 6.4 6.5 7.1 7.3 7.4 7.6 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.5 6.4
Least developed 5.7 - - - - 7.5 7.0 6.7 6.6 6.7 6.1 6.6
Less developed 6.8 - - - - 8.0 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.6 6.9 6.7
Developed 5.6 - - - - 6.8 6.4 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.4 5.4
Rural             
Nationwide 5.2 5.6 5.7 6.0 6.0 6.6 6.8 6.5 6.7 7.2 7.4 8.4
Least developed 5.0 - - - - 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.7 7.2 7.1 8.0
Less developed 6.1 - - - - 7.1 7.2 6.7 7.2 7.6 8.1 8.8
Developed 5.2 - - - - 6.7 6.6 6.0 6.5 6.5 6.8 7.7
  1. Note: Data for the years of 2001–2004 were not available in these study provinces.