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Table 1 Household total expenditure components

From: Changes in catastrophic health expenditure in post-conflict Sierra Leone: an Oaxaca-blinder decomposition analysis

Household Expenditure Recall Period
  2003 2011
Health Expenditure 2 weeks 2 weeks
• Outpatient services:   
   Consultation charges; transportation fee; prescription charges*   
• Inpatient services: 2 weeks 4 weeks
   Consultation and admission charges   
• Medicines & medical supplies, including over-the-counter medications 2 weeks 4 weeks
Food Expenditure 3–12 months 25 days**
Non-food Expenditure
• Frequent purchases 3–12 months 25 days **
• Infrequent purchases 12 months 12 months
  1. *Prescription charges collected only in 2011
  2. **Collected in 5-day intervals