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Table 2 Incidence and intensity of CHE among elderly households in China, from 2011 to 2015a

From: Measurement and determinants of catastrophic health expenditure among elderly households in China using longitudinal data from the CHARLS

Year 2011 2013 2015
Out-of-pocket health care spending as a share of total expenditure (cut-off point =10%)
 Head count (SE) 29.92 (0.008) 36.52 (0.007) 39.42 (0.009)
p-valueb   < 0.001 < 0.001
 Overshoot (SE) 6.85 (0.003) 9.87 (0.004) 11.45 (0.003)
p-valueb   < 0.001 < 0.001
 Mean positive overshoot 22.89 27.03 31.25
Out-of-pocket health care spending as a share of non-food expenditure (cut-off point = 40%)
 Head count (SE) 20.86 (0.007) 27.63 (0.008) 31.00 (0.009)
p-valueb   < 0.001 < 0.001
 Overshoot (SE) 3.12 (0.002) 5.06 (0.002) 8.75 (0.003)
p-valueb   < 0.001 < 0.001
 Mean positive overshoot 14.96 18.31 28.23
  1. Note: (a) Presented as % unless otherwise indicated; (b) Statistical testing was conducted by comparing the year-specific “head count” with the equivalent value in 2011
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