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Table 5 Health insurance coverage and employment/retirement status, 1998 and 2003 (%)

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

  Employed Retired Not in employment*
  Percent 95%CI Percent 95%CI Percent 95%CI
   L U   L U   L U
1998          
BHIS (1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
GIS+LIS (2) 56.1 55.2 57.0 74.1 73.2 75.1 14.1 12.3 16.0
MHIS (1+2) 56.1 55.2 57.0 74.1 73.2 75.1 14.1 12.3 16.0
Other non-commercial 7.3 6.0 8.6 3.3 1.5 5.1 9.4 7.5 11.3
Commercial 4.8 3.5 6.1 3.3 1.5 5.1 0.8 0.6 1.0
No-insurance cover 31.8 30.8 32.9 19.2 17.5 20.9 75.7 74.7 76.6
2003          
BHIS (1) 42.9 41.7 43.9 55.3 54.1 56.6 8.4 6.5 10.2
GIS+LIS (2) 10.4 9.1 11.8 18.2 16.5 19.9 1.2 1.0 1.4
MHIS (1+2) 53.3 52.3 54.2 74.5 72.6 76.4 9.6 7.7 11.4
Other non-commercial 10.9 9.6 12.3 5.6 3.1 6.8 10.3 8.5 12.1
Commercial 2.6 1.2 4.0 0.7 0.5 0.8 3.0 1.1 4.9
No-insurance cover 33.1 32.0 34.3 20.7 19.0 22.4 77.0 76.1 77.9
  1. *including not working, unemployed, semi-unemployed