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Table 2 Poverty effect of OOPE and household health expenditures by insured and uninsured

From: Can health insurance protect against out-of-pocket and catastrophic expenditures and also support poverty reduction? Evidence from Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme

  2009 2011
  Insured Uninsured |t| > 0 Insured Uninsured |t| > 0
Pre-payment headcount poverty (%) 27.9 37.2 0.000 13.8 23.9 0.000
Post-payment headcount poverty (%) 30.8 42.2 0.000 17.1 26.7 0.000
Diff. in pre and post headcount poverty (%) 2.9 4.9 0.006 2.8 3.3 0.421
Catastrophic expenditure (%) 18.4 36.1 0.000 7.1 28.7 0.000
Mean OOPE_OPD (SE) 19.8 (3.1) 27.2 (2.4) 0,058 26.1 (9.2) 53.5 (3.2) 0,001
Mean OOPE_IPD (SE) 42.5 (10.9) 58.5 (8.2) 0.235 65.9 (18.5) 50.2 (11.9) 0.646
  1. OOPE Out of pocket expenditure, OPD Out-patient services, IPD In-patient services