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Table 5 The share of expenditure for different illnesses for the seven households whose health care expenditures exceed 40% of their capacity to pay

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

Illnesses HH 1 HH 2 HH 3 HH 4 HH 5 HH 6 HH 7 All
Health care expenditure as a percentage of capacity to pay 41% 46% 49% 49% 55% 60% 83%  
Injuries 0.0% 0.0% 46.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.1%
Communicable illnesses 39.2% 93.4% 20.4% 59.9% 87.7% 87.4% 94.7% 85.0%
Non-communicable illnesses 59.1% 2.6% 33.3% 10.2% 12.3% 12.2% 0.0% 11.1%
Other illnesses 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Mix of illnesses 1.7% 4.0% 0.3% 29.9% 0.0% 0.4% 5.3% 1.8%
Total % 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Total curative expenditure, 1000 VND 406 3 785 727 167 7 834 1 646 1 310 15 875
Total expenditure 1000 VND 1 344 9 668 1 842 923 24 847 3 336 2 501 44 460
Total health expenditure, 1000 VND 406 3 785 727 177 12 507 1 646 1 461 20 709
Health exp/tot exp 30.2% 39.2% 39.5% 19.2% 50.3% 49.3% 58.4% 46.6%
No of episodes 11 10 13 8 15 10 12 79
No of HH members 1 2 2 1 4 2 1 13
No of persons in HH being ill 1 2 2 1 4 2 1 13
Episodes per person being ill 11 5 6.5 8 3.8 5 12 6.1
Income group* Medium Rich Poor Medium Rich Poor Medium  
Total expenditure quintile 1 3 1 1 5 1 1  
Most costly episode, 1000 VND 124 3 403 334 50 1 779 1 230 470  
Most costly episode as a percentage of curative expenditure 30.5% 89.9% 46.0% 29.9% 22.7% 74.7% 35.9%  
  1. * According to local leaders' classification
  2. VND = Vietnamese dong