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Table 1 Descriptive statistics (n = 12271)

From: Impoverishing effects of catastrophic health expenditures in Malawi

Variable IHS3 (%)
Residence
 Rural 84.40
 Urban 15.60
Household size
 1 7.06
 2 10.13
 3 16.87
 4 17.72
 5+ 48.22
Household age composition
 Children <5 years 59.16
 Adults > 60 years 19.18
Schooling years per household
 No education 0.01
 Primary 60.95
 Secondary 34.26
 Tertiary 4.87
Household Headship
 Male 76.01
 Female 23.99
Employment status
 Employed 21.83
 Unemployed 78.17
Access variable
 Distance to nearest facility 8.59KM
  1. Source: Author based on NSO (2011) [24] data