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Table 3 Oaxaca-blinder decomposition of changes in inequalities of catastrophic expenditures, 2014-2018

From: Inequalities in catastrophic health expenditures in conflict-affected areas and the Colombian peace agreement: an oaxaca-blinder change decomposition analysis

Variable Distributional effect Coefficient effect Total
ηΔC CΔη
Displaced - - -
 No - - -
 Yes 0.002 0.010 0.012
Age group - - -
 Less than 18 years NA -0.001 -0.001
 18 – 44 years - - -
 45 – 64 years 0.001 -0.006 -0.005
 65 years or more -0.002 -0.000 -0.002
Gender - - -
 Male - - -
 Female 0.003 0.006 0.009
Residence - - -
 Urban - - -
 Rural -0.013 0.010 -0.003
Work - - -
 Formal - - -
 Informal 0.013 -0.067 -0.054
Out of Labor Force -0.002 0.017 0.015
Conflict level - - -
 Outside Meta 0.000 -0.002 -0.002
 Capital city - - -
 Highly affected -0.007 -0.050 -0.057
 No conflict 0.002 0.004 0.006
 Lowly affected 0.014 -0.012 0.002
Ethnicity - - -
 Majority - - -
 Minority 0.000 -0.005 -0.005
Education - - -
 None - - -
 Primary School -0.002 0.056 0.054
 Secondary School 0.004 -0.020 -0.016
 Undergraduate -0.000 -0.013 -0.013
Marital status - - -
 Married - - -
 Consensual Union -0.005 0.003 -0.002
 Divorced 0.003 0.004 0.007
 Widow/er -0.002 0.003 0.001
 Single 0.000 -0.001 -0.001
Health insurance scheme - - -
 Not affiliated 0.000 0.000  
 Contributive - - -
 Subsidized -0.006 -0.009 -0.015
 Other 0.001 0.002 0.003
Sick in the previous 12 months - - -
 Yes - - -
 No -0.004 0.008 0.004
Children under 5 years old 0.000 -0.001 -0.001
Log household size 0.001 -0.001 0.000
WHODAS 0.003 0.000 0.003
SRQ+ - - -
 No - - -
 Yes 0.003 -0.005 -0.002
Quintiles - - -
 Quintil 1 - - -
 Quintil 2 0.000 0.003 0.003
 Quintil 3 -0.000 0.000 -0.000
 Quintil 4 -0.000 -0.038 -0.038
 Quintil 5 0.000 0.004 0.004
Total -0.007 -0.104 -0.111
  1. Source: Own elaboration based on CONPAS 2014 – 2018
  2. Abbreviations SRQ+ person has a possible mental health disorder (i.e., a SRQ positive case), WHODAS Disability score in World Health Organization Dissability Assessment Schedule