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Table 1 Definitions and distributions of children's economic status

From: Poverty related risk for potentially preventable hospitalisations among children in Taiwan

Income level Definition All children Children who experience preventable hospitalisations
   n (%) n (%)
Poverty Household income below poverty line as defined by the Bureau of National Health Insurance. 1,829 (0.84) 537 (1.27)
Near poverty Less than 17,000 NT dollars according to the last record of a custodian's monthly income before a child reaches the age of 2. 54,073 (24.79) 10,595 (25.12)
Middle income More than 17,001 NT dollars and less than 35,000 NT dollars, according to the last record of a custodian's monthly income before a child reaches the age of 2. 109,382 (50.14) 22,281 (52.82)
High income 35,001 NT dollars or more, according to the last record of a custodian's monthly income before a child reaches the age of 2. 52,874 (24.24) 8,769 (20.79)
  1. 1USD = 32 NT dollars as of March 2010.