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Table 4 Financing of deliveries and related out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure among mothers recruited to the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort Study, Pelotas, Brazil, 2004.

From: Can mothers rely on the Brazilian health system for their deliveries? An assessment of use of the public system and out-of-pocket expenditure in the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort Study, Brazil

  Financing mode* OOP expenses*
  SUS Health plan Private with delivery
  N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Reference wealth quintiles (IEN)**     
   1 906 (98.5) 13 (1.4) 1 (0.1) 1 (0.1)
   2 782 (95.4) 36 (4.4) 2 (0.2) 2 (0.2)
   3 773 (90.5) 64 (7.5) 17 (2.0) 17 (2.0)
   4 523 (73.5) 145 (20.4) 44 (6.2) 50 (7.0)
   5 213 (33.7) 312 (49.4) 107 (16.9) 110 (17.4)
Covered by private health plan     
   No 2537 (97.7) -- 60 (2.3) 66 (2.5)
   Yes 660 (49.2) 570 (42.5) 112 (8.3) 115 (8.6)
Health plan covers hospitalization***     
   No 418 (86.4) -- 66 (13.6) 67 (13.8)
   Yes 188 (24.2) 544 (69.6) 46 (5.9) 48 (6.2)
All 3197 (81.1) 570 (14.5) 172 (4.4) 181 (4.6)
  1. * all cross-tabulation χ2 tests with p < 0.001
  2. ** Classified according to reference quintiles estimated for Pelotas.
  3. *** Only mothers who were covered by a private health plan