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Table 3 Household curative health expenditures for different illness groups

From: Household out-of-pocket payments for illness: Evidence from Vietnam

  Local leaders' classification Household expenditure quintiles Total
  Poor Medium Rich 1 (bottom) 2 3 4 5 (top)  
  % % % % % % % % %
IInjuries 3.0 2.6 2.1 5.4 2.0 2.3 1.5 2.7 2.5
Communicable illnesses 68.3 58.4 60.7 61.5 66.2 64.9 64.5 51.5 60.6
Non-communicable illnesses 22.8 28.6 28.7 24.2 22.8 23.5 25.9 35.7 27.7
Other illnesses 1.0 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.9 1.2 1.7 1.2
Mix of illnesses 5.0 9.2 7.2 7.7 8.1 8.5 6.9 8.5 8.0
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Curative health expenditure, VND* 356 218 462 945 607 179 243 149 401 942 440 098 565 825 713 987 472 947
Total health expenditure**, VND* 378 506 496 978 703 257 258 994 430 735 487 042 607 638 808 298 518 491
Total household expenditure, 1000 VND* 7 969 11 628 19 886 3 559 6 932 9 637 14 064 29 421 12 718
Tot household exp/Tot household exp 4.7% 4.3% 3.5% 7.3% 6.2% 5.1% 4.3% 2.7% 4.1%
  1. *VND = Vietnamese dong
  2. ** The difference between curative health expenditure and total health expenditure are household expenses for rehabilitation, family planning services and health insurance.