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Table 1 Characteristics of the studied population in 2003, 2008, and 2015

From: Increase of catastrophic health expenditure while it does not have socio-economic anymore; finding from a district on Tehran after recent extensive health sector reform

Variables 2003 2008 2015
Mean of total monthly household expenditure in Iranian Rials (Equivalent USD at the time of the study) 3,063,955 (~US$340) 3,835,511 (~US$426) 14,164,700 (~US$405)
Mean of total monthly household expenditure on health services in Iranian Rials (Equivalent USD at the time of the study) 250,801 (~US$28) 672,848 (~US$75) 2,637,262 (~US$75)
% households with disabled member N/A 17.4 11
% households with female head N/A 12.4 13
% households having member over 65 years 13 20 27.7
% households having member under 5 years 22 18 11.7
% households having health insurance 78 74 84.8
Household size 4.2 3.9 3.5