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Table 5 Results of the pre- and post-reimbursement (via the NRCMS) catastrophic medical payments related to hypertension, stroke and CHD

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 Stroke CHD Total
N. of families * 114 vs 92 45 vs 34 40 vs 31 199 vs 157
H cat (%) 12.4 vs 9.7 40.9 vs 30.9 26.8 vs 20.8 17.0 vs 13.5
G cat (%) 7.4 vs 5.3 77.3 vs 58.8 25.4 vs 15.1 16.6 vs 11.8
MPG cat (%) 61.6 vs 54.6 190.4 vs 188.9 94.8 vs 72.6 97.6 vs 87.4
Statistics # χ2 = 2.636, P = 0.104 χ2 = 2.390, P = 0.122 χ2 = 1.498, P = 0.221  
  1. *N. of families indicates the number of families with CMP for hypertensive diseases.
  2. #The Pearson chi-squared test was used to compare H cat before and after the NRCMS reimbursement for the medical costs related to the studied diseases.