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Table 2 Distribution of capacity to pay and OOP costs for health care across hypertensive patients in rural Shandong, China, 2016

From: Catastrophic health expenditure: a comparative study between hypertensive patients with and without complication in rural Shandong, China

IndicatorsOne complicationTwo or more complicationsNo complicationTotal
Frequency10139120093113
Average OOPacost of health care (US$)b
 Mean5291133103272
 Median1966092953
Average annual household income
 Mean2000145124272260
 Median106587113061164
Average annual household expenditure
 Mean2622272220482487
 Median2003222017411836
Average annual household food expenditure
 Mean706610732720
 Median610610610610
Average capacity to payc
 Mean1916211216761767
 Median1338151210741161
OOP costs share of household income(%)26.478.14.312.1
OOP costs share of capacity to pay(%)27.653.66.215.4
  1. US$ United States dollar
  2. aOOP out-of-pocket
  3. b A currency exchange rate of Chinese RMB 689 Yuan to US$100 dollar
  4. c Capacity to pay means that household expenditure minus food expenditure