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Table 4 Ability of raising premium from household farmers who participated in the NRCMS per year (RMB)

From: Evaluation of the new rural cooperative medical system in China: is it working or not?

Contribution to funds Economically less
developed regions
(Mean ± SD)
Economically
developed regions
(Mean ± SD)
P-Value
Household farmers 12.50 ± 3.54 58.77 ± 42.57 0.002
Villages and towns 3.00 ± 1.41 24.77 ± 13.43 0.005
Counties 6.20 ± 2.30 29.58 ± 22.62 0.020
Cities 3.80 ± 1.39 12.00 ± 11.18 0.000
Average funding per household 48.50 ± 4.12 117.31 ± 70.43 0.002
  1. * Exchange rate during the last 2 years: 1 USD = 8 RMB Jan 2006; 1 USD = 7.46 Sept 2007