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Table 2 Interstate differentials in mean OOPE by residence, economic status, religion and social group

From: Does equity in healthcare spending exist among Indian states? Explaining regional variations from national sample survey data

  Categories of states  
Covariates Category A Category B Category C All India
Residence
 Rural 112.82 56.93 27.01 57.02
 Urban 142.71 92.35 51.9 84.86
 (Ratio Urban/Rural) 1.26 1.62 1.92 1.49
Economic status
 Poorest 19.60 19.75 16.28 18.68
 Second poorest 47.92 46.25 28.51 43.22
 Middle 72.15 71.92 42.20 67.96
 Second Richest 123.27 94.98 62.88 97.26
 Richest 286.23 230.94 185.60 246.27
 (Ratio Richest/Poorest) 14.60 11.69 11.40 13.19
Religious affiliation
 Muslims 99.44 60.55 20.70 58.52
 Non-Muslims (Including all others) 112.16 65.00 31.73 64.96
 (Ratio Non-Muslims/Muslims) 1.13 1.07 1.53 1.11
Social group
 ST 51.20 31.40 24.86 31.00
 SC 64.54 60.94 27.67 55.67
 OBC 128.26 64.60 34.40 66.00
 Others 132.28 73.57 29.02 77.65
 (Ratio Others/ST) 2.58 2.34 1.17 2.50
  1. Source: Compiled from NSS CES Report (2009–10); computed by author using the unit level data records of CES 2009–10