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Table 1 Variables with definitions and source

From: Who pays for healthcare in Bangladesh? An analysis of progressivity in health systems financing




Ability to pay (ATP)

Households’ yearly consumptions of food, non-food and payments towards healthcarea

HIES, 2010

Food consumption

Market price of food items consumed in one yeara

HIES, 2010

Nonfood consumption

Market price of nonfood items in one yeara

HIES, 2010

Healthcare payments

Gross of all payments towards healthcare, including direct tax, indirect tax, social insurance and private insurancea

HIES, 2010

  1. aMeasured in Bangladesh currency Taka (Tk.). 1 Tk. = US$ 0.08