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Table 3 Health insurance coverage for the Urban Population (%), 1998 and 2003

From: Urban health insurance reform and coverage in China using data from National Health Services Surveys in 1998 and 2003

  1998 2003
  Percent L95%CI U95%CI Percent L95%CI U95%CI
Government–run health insurance schemes
BHIS --- --- --- 30.4 29.8 31.0
GIS 16.0 15.2 16.8 4.0 3.1 4.8
LIS 28.7 28.1 29.3 4.6 3.7 5.4
MHIS 44.7 44.1 45.3 39.0 38.3 39.7
Other type of non-commercial insurance schemes
Collective schemes 2.7 1.9 3.6 6.6 5.8 7.5
Other 5.1 4.3 6.0 4.0 3.1 4.8
Sub total 7.8 7.1 8.7 10.6 9.8 11.5
Commercial insurance schemes 3.3 2.5 4.1 5.6 4.6 6.3
No insurance cover 44.1 43.5 44.8 44.8 44.2 45.4
  1. * BHIS not existent at the time of the 1998 survey.