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Table 3 Prevalence (%) of fundamental poverty and the pre- and post-reimbursement (via the NRCMS) impoverishment caused by medical payments for hypertension, stroke and CHD among the families under review

From: Role of the new rural cooperative medical system in alleviating catastrophic medical payments for hypertension, stroke and coronary heart disease in poor rural areas of China

Variables Hypertension (n = 947) Stroke (n = 110) CHD (n = 149) Total (n = 1176) Statistics#
H pov 40.9 44.5 51.0 42.5 χ2 = 5.636, P = 0.060
Pre-reimbursement H H-pov 45.6 60.9 64.4 49.4 χ2 = 24.712, P < 0.001
Post-reimbursement H H-pov 45.2 56.4 61.1 48.2 χ2 = 16.251, P < 0.001
Declines 0.4 4.5 3.3 1.2  
Statistics ^ χ2 = 0.019, P = 0.890 χ2 = 0.334, P = 0.563 χ2 = 0.469, P = 0.494 χ2 = 0.359, P = 0.549  
  1. #The Pearson chi-squared test was used to compare the incidence of household poverty among families with members suffering from hypertension, stroke and CHD.
  2. ^The Pearson chi-squared test was used to compare the incidence of household poverty before and after NRCMS reimbursement.