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Table 3 Incidence and intensity of catastrophic health expenditure by economic status and patient composition in rural Shandong, China, 2016

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

CHENo complicationOne complicationTwo or more complicationsTotal
Head Count (HC,%)
 Q1a11.235.460.921.7
 Q25.725.948.013.8
 Q34.421.742.911.6
 Q43.217.936.46.9
 Total6.125.347.313.6
Mean Gap(%)
 Q14.831.461.215.5
 Q23.016.141.08.8
 Q31.312.535.95.4
 Q41.17.212.23.1
 Total2.516.838.08.3
Mean Positive Gap (%)
 Q142.988.5100.571.4
 Q252.061.985.463.8
 Q329.557.783.746.6
 Q434.439.833.544.9
 Total41.066.580.361.1
  1. a Quartile 1(Q1) is the poorest and Quartile 4(Q4) is the richest