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Table 1 Characteristics of hospitalised patients in the two CHI schemes in India (01/04/2003 to 31/03/2004)

From: Indian community health insurance schemes provide partial protection against catastrophic health expenditure

  ACCORD SEWA
Number of families insured (individuals) 1,028 (4,268) 83,531 (101,809)
Number of admissions 683 3152
Number of families with admissions 476 2989
Admission rates per 1000 individuals 134 37
Number of female admissions (%) 401 (59%) 2370 (75%)
Median age of patient (Q1, Q3) in years 21 (6, 32) 36 (30, 44) *
Median annual income (Q1, Q3) in US$ 630 (518, 813) 545 (273, 818)
  1. * Age of 24 patients were not available in SEWA