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Table 4 Proportion of chronic disease expenditure to annual expenditure per capita [% (average chronic disease expense per capita/annual non-food expenditure per capita)]

From: Evaluating the financial protection of patients with chronic disease by health insurance in rural China

Patients groups by income quintile Shandong (%) Ningxia (%)
  NCMS non-NCMS NCMS non-NCMS
Bottom 20% 45 122 44 56
   20-40% 23 102 42 45
   40-60% 30 23 45 35
   60-80% 19 41 33 16
Top 20% 23 28 25 73
Average 27 47 35 42
The proportion of families whose health expenditure of chronic disease to non-food annual expenditure is over 40%* 15 21 14 18
  1. * Shandong: X2 = 2.76 p = 0.097; Ningxia: X2 = 2.96 p = 0.085