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Table 5 Decomposition of concentration index of inpatient benefits among New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme (NRCMS) enrollees

From: The inequality of inpatient care net benefit under integration of urban-rural medical insurance systems in China

  the New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme(NRCMS)
Elasticity Concentration index (CI) Contribution to CI Contribution to CI %
Gender, ref.: Male 0.2593 0.0047 0.0012 0.49%
Age, ref.:≤44
 45–59 0.0483 0.2499 0.0121 4.88%
  ≥ 60 0.1785 0.2887 0.0515 20.84%
Marital status, ref.: married − 0.2118 0.0121 − 0.0026 −1.04%
Employment/retirement status, ref.: employment
 Retirement 0.0092 0.0293 0.0003 0.10%
 Unemployment or student −0.0753 − 0.1354 0.0102 4.12%
Educational level, ref.: Under primary school
 Junior 0.1087 0.0982 0.0107 4.32%
 High school or above 0.0874 0.2742 0.0239 9.69%
 Chronic, ref.: No chronic 0.2177 0.1491 0.0325 13.13%
Health status(EQ-VAS: self-reported),ref.:Excellent
 Good 0.1969 −0.0109 −0.0021 −0.87%
 Medium 0.1688 −0.0559 −0.0094 −3.82%
 Poor 0.0323 −0.0940 −0.0030 −1.23%
 Very poor 0.0059 −0.1115 −0.0007 − 0.27%
Distance to the medical institution, ref.:< 1 km 0.0389 0.3673 0.0143 5.78%
Willingness to seek inpatient care, ref: Primary care hospital
 General hospital or TCM hospital (Traditional Chinese Medicine) 0.0343 0.5149 0.0177 7.14%
 Per capita income 2.0327 0.0481 0.0978 39.54%
 Total     102.8%