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Table 3 Monthly Per Capita Consumption Expenditure, Health Expenditure as Percentage of Consumption Expenditure, Frequency of Illness of Household Members and Affordability of Health Services among the Multidimensionally Poor and the Multidimensionally Non-Poor Households in a Sample Population of India, Nepal and Myanmar, 2011-13

From: Multidimensional poverty and catastrophic health spending in the mountainous regions of Myanmar, Nepal and India

Variable India    Nepal    Myanmar   
  Multidimensionally poor Multidimensionally non-poor All Multidimensionally poor Multidimensionally non-poor All Multidimensionally poor Multidimensionally non-poor All
Monthly per capita Consumption Expenditure (MPCE) in US$ 14.37 21.92 19.32 21.18 26.55 24.38 22.27 32.76 26.62
Monthly per capita health expenditure in US$ 2.02 3.32 2.88 3.14 3.69 3.47 2.35 3.42 2.79
Monthly per capita health expenditure as percentage of MPCE 14.84 13.91 14.23 10.55 10.44 10.49 10.55 10.44 10.49
Frequency of illness of any household member during the 12 months preceding the survey
 Never/once/twice a year 56.08 66.93 63.20 75.42 78.03 76.98 91.80 92.38 92.03
 Once or more than once in a month 43.92 33.07 36.80 24.58 21.97 23.02 8.20 7.63 7.96
Affordability of professional treatment
 Cannot afford 61.75 46.64 51.83 59.79 44.36 50.60 17.66 7.93 13.62
 Can afford with difficulty 31.46 35.32 33.99 20.76 17.35 18.73 41.14 28.07 35.72
 Can afford 6.79 18.05 14.18 19.45 38.28 30.68 41.20 64.00 50.67
Shocks/Problems faced by household members during the 12 months preceding the survey
 Family Sickness 68.12 57.89 61.41 49.78 41.14 44.63 50.25 52.47 51.17
 Death of Household Members 4.97 4.24 4.62 5.01 4.36 4.49 2.65 2.56 2.64
 Number of Households 854 1793 2647 960 1350 2310 2514 1776 4290