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Table 1 Main characteristics of the respondents for the HEF configurations

From: Making free public healthcare attractive: optimizing health equity funds in Cambodia

  HEF configuration p-value
HoHEF*
N (%)
CHEF*
N (%)
iSHPS**
N (%)
Number of health centres 4 9 27  
Number of respondents 262 607 767  
Gender respondent
 Male 75 (28.6) 127 (20.9) 113 (14.7) < 0.001
 Female 187 (71.4) 480 (79.1) 654 (85.3)  
Had ≥1 sick member 214 (81.7) 346 (57.0) 643(83.8) < 0.001
Total sick persons 414 486 1182  
Gender of sick person
 Male 200 (48.3) 197 (40.7) 538 (45.6) NS
 Female 214 (51.7) 287 (59.3) 642 (54.4)  
Was sick and sought care 411 (99.3) 450 (92.2) 1153 (97.6) < 0.001
Mean age of sick seeking care in years. Of which 26.3 29.0 22.8 < 0.001
 children aged ≤5 years 82 (20.0) 87 (19.3) 294 (25.5) 0.008
 women of reproductive age 75 (18.3) 102 (22.7) 258 (22.4) NS
  1. HoHEF hospital only HEF, CHEF comprehensive HEF, iSHPS integrated social health protection scheme, NS not significant; *control sites; **intervention site; p-value derived from Chi-square test for categorical variable and t-test for continuous variable after adjusting for cluster