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Table 6 Methods used by interview respondents to obtain money for health care services to cope with climate-related health problems

From: Health coping strategies of the people vulnerable to climate change in a resource-poor rural setting in Bangladesh

Sources of money for health expenditure n % of Respondents Total amount spent Amount spent from different sources (%)
Had my own money 450 100.0 1,949,080 46.46
Took loan from Mahajans 8 1.8 31,000 0.74
Took loan from businessman 4 0.9 14,500 0.35
Took loan from NGO 34 7.6 171,200 4.08
Took loan from banks 6 1.3 44,000 1.05
Spent NGO loans taken for other purposes 5 1.1 12,700 0.30
Lent from neighbors 185 41.1 310,330 7.40
Lent from relatives 168 37.3 407,130 9.70
Lent from drug stores 121 26.9 78,100 1.86
Sold cattle 63 14.0 372,900 8.89
Sold crops 112 24.9 310,850 7.41
Sold land 12 2.7 103,700 2.47
Sold trees 12 2.7 36,400 0.87
Sold ornaments 9 2.0 34,700 0.83
Sold fish in advance 4 0.9 11,000 0.26
Sold fruits of own trees 4 0.9 4,000 0.10
Sold poultry 16 3.6 10,950 0.26
Took Jakat/Fetra (religious fund/support) 4 0.9 1,600 0.04
Sought financial help 15 3.3 68,800 1.64
Begged 2 0.4 2,000 0.05
Took relief from Government and public 1 0.2 1,500 0.04
Mortgaged Land 22 4.9 208,000 4.96
Leased land 2 0.4 8,000 0.19
Leased Ornaments 2 0.4 3,000 0.07
Insurance/community funding 0 0.0 0 0.0
 Total    4,195,440 100.00
  1. Q: What were the sources of health expenditure (yearly) for your family members for the treatment of climate sensitive diseases and sickness?
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