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Table 2 Comparison of variables between households with and without members suffering from chronic diseases

From: Financial protection effects of modification of China’s New Cooperative Medical Scheme on rural households with chronic diseases

  Hubei Chongqing Zhejiang
  Households with members suffering from chronic diseases Households without chronic diseases p-value* Households with members suffering from chronic diseases Households without chronic diseases p-value* Households with members suffering from chronic diseases Households without chronic diseases p-value*
Mean of H-size (member) 3.83 3.88 p = 0.663 3.91 4.29 p = 0.020 3.85 4.04 p = 0.305
H-aged (N (% within province))          
→ Yes 179 (28.28%) 171 (27.01%) p = 0.006 186 (37.35%) 132 (26.51%) p < 0.001 113 (28.68%) 122 (30.96%) p < 0.001
→ No 114 (18.01%) 169 (26.70%) 64 (12.85%) 116 (23.29%) 30 (7.61%) 129 (32.74%)
H-edu (N (% within province))          
→ Primary school or less 68 (10.74%) 53 (8.37%) p = 0.015 78 (15.66%) 52 (10.44%) p = 0.009 49 (12.44%) 62 (15.74%) p = 0.042
→ Higher level of education 225 (35.55%) 287 (45.34%) 172 (34.54%) 196 (39.36%) 94 (23.86%) 189 (47.97%)
H-income (N (% within province))          
→ Very poor 123 (19.43%) 118 (18.64%) p = 0.028 97 (19.48%) 58 (11.65%) p = 0.002 38 (9.64%) 41 (10.41%) p = 0.110
→ Poor 73 (11.53%) 96 (15.17%) 89 (17.87%) 95 (19.08%) 29 (7.36%) 53 (13.45%)
→ Middle 69 (10.90%) 67 (10.58%) 39 (7.83%) 49 (9.84%) 31 (7.87%) 54 (13.71%)
→ Rich 19 (3.00%) 41 (6.48%) 11 (2.21%) 22 (4.42%) 25 (6.35%) 64 (16.24%)
→ Very rich 9 (1.42%) 18 (2.84%) 14 (2.81%) 24 (4.82%) 20 (5.08%) 39 (9.90%)
H-emp (N (% within province))          
→ Employee 13 (2.05%) 22 (3.48%) p = 0.312 8 (1.61%) 9 (1.81%) p = 0.049 6 (1.52%) 25 (6.35%) p = 0.076
→ Farmer 223 (35.23%) 242 (38.23%) 188 (37.75%) 162 (32.53%) 79 (20.05%) 142 (36.04%)
→ Casual worker 57 (9.00%) 76 (12.01%) 54 (10.84%) 77 (15.46%) 58 (14.72%) 84 (21.32%)
Pov (N (% within province))          
→ Under poverty line 72 (11.37%) 56 (8.85%) p = 0.011 46 (9.24%) 34 (6.83%) p = 0.154 15 (3.81%) 19 (4.82%) p = 0.321
→ Above poverty line 221 (34.91%) 284 (44.87%) 204 (40.96%) 214 (42.97%) 128 (32.49%) 232 (58.88%)
Mean of Op-uti (times) 0.65 0.17 p < 0.001 0.41 0.15 p < 0.001 0.24 0.13 p = 0.027
Mean of Op-OOP (yuan) 344.92 53.51 p < 0.001 185.31 33.04 p < 0.001 167.64 64.02 p = 0.010
Mean of Ip-uti (times) 0.58 0.21 p < 0.001 0.53 0.32 p < 0.001 0.40 0.23 p = 0.003
Mean of Ip-OOP (yuan) 3407.24 1897.36 p = 0.148 2454.98 1044.38 p = 0.007 3798.60 1048.80 p = 0.003
  1. *α = 0.05.