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Table 2 Cost incurred for public sector health care

From: Access to health care in relation to socioeconomic status in the Amazonian area of Peru

  Cost incurred for public sector health care
  Yurimaguas Moyobamba
  Free of charge Paid out-of-pocket Total Free of charge Paid out-of-pocket Total
Poorest (Q1) 31 (86%) 5 (14%) 36 13 (87%) 2 (13%) 15
Q2 48 (92%) 4 (8%) 52 24 (92%) 2 (8%) 26
Q3 29 (74%) 10 (26%) 39 25 (81%) 6 (19%) 31
Least poor (Q4) 26 (67%) 13 (33%) 39 34 (81%) 8 (19%) 42
  134 32 166 128 30 158
  1. Number of caregivers paying for the health care provided by the public sector health professionals stated in relation to wealth quartiles (as defined by principal component analysis (PCA)). Quartile 1 (Q1) represents the poorest quartile of the study sample (relatively poorest), quartile 2 (Q2) the second poorest, quartile 3 (Q3) the second least poor quartile and quarter 4 (Q4) the least poor quartile. Number of children whose caregivers paid for the health care provided by the public sector health professional or who were provided care free of charge, stated as numbers, with percentage of total number of children per quartile indicated in parentheses. Chi-square tests have been used to assess differences between two poorest (Q1 and Q2) and two least poor (Q3 and Q4) strata. Significant difference between strata was found for Yurimaguas (p < 0.05) but not for Moyobamba.