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Table 5 Payment coping mechanisms

From: Investigating determinants of out-of-pocket spending and strategies for coping with payments for healthcare in southeast Nigeria

Payment coping mechanisms for respondents
  Abakaliki (urban) Ezilo(semi-urban) Nkalagu (rural) Eke-na-ene (rural) Enugu (urban) Udi (semi-urban)
  N = 229 N = 244 N = 333 N = 209 N = 321 N = 174
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Own money 210 91.7 181 74.1 283 85.0 190 90.9 311 96.9 144 82.8
Borrowed money 3 1.3 34 13.9 38 11.4 4 1.9 2 0.6 44 25.3
Sold households' assets 1 0.4 20 8.2 1 0.3 1 0.5 0 0 4 2.3
Sold land 0 0 0 0 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 0.6
Someone else paid 11 4.8 4 1.6 7 2.1 7 3.3 8 2.5 8 4.7
Was exempted from payment 3 1.3 1 0.4 1 0.3 0 0 2 0.6 2 1.2
Payment was subsidised 1 0.4 2 0.8 2 0.6 0 0 1 0.3 0 0
Others 0 0 2 0.8 9 2.4 7 3.3 3 0.9 1 0.6
Payment coping for other household members
  N = 277   N = 273   N = 348   N = 160   N = 312   N = 179  
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Own money 268 96.8 192 70.3 300 86.2 150 93.8 302 96.8 125 69.8
Borrowed money 8 2.8 27 9.9 36 10.3 6 3.8 2 0.6 42 23.5
Sold households' assets 1 0.4 41 15.0 2 0.6 0 0 0 0 3 1.7
Sold land 0 0 0 0 1 0.3 1 0.6 0 0 1 0.6
Community solidarity 0 0 2 0.7 5 1.4 0 0 0 0 1 0.6
Was exempted from payment 0 0 2 0.7 0 0 1 0.6 3 1.0 1 0.6
Payment was subsidised 0 0 5 1.8 3 0.9 0 0 2 0.6 2 1.1
Others 0 0 4 1.5 1 0.3 2 1.2 3 1.0 4 2.2