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Table 1 Summary statistics on the household level for the pooled sample and across sites

From: Economic consequences of ill-health for households in northern rural India

Variables Pooled sample Pratapgarh Kanpur Dehat Vaishali
Number of households 5215 1542 1751 1922
Household size 4.21(4.37) 4.52(4.45) 6.03(4.77) 3.31(4.00)
Lower wealth third 0.33 0.31(0.46) 0.36(0.48) 0.32(0.47)
Middle wealth third 0.33 0.28(0.45) 0.35(0.48) 0.29(0.45)
Upper wealth third 0.33 0.41(0.49) 0.29(0.45) 0.38(0.49)
Per capita expenditures (in INR)   1128(665) 1793(1653) 1205(947)
Share of health spending on total HH spending 0.21 0.20 0.22 0.20
Number of chronic illnesses (in last 30 days) 0.92 (0.96) 1.29( 1.05) 0.76(0.86) 0.76(0.88)
Number of acute illness episodes (in last 30 days) 1.10(1.06) 1.08(1.11) 1.24(1.12) 0.98(0.95)
Number of hospitalizations (in last 12 months) 0.16(0.42) 0.14(0.38) 0.16(0.43) 0.19(0.44)
Number of pregnancies (in last 12 months) 0.17(0.40) 0.15(0.39) 0.18(0.40) 0.18(0.41)
Proportion of children 0.31(0.23) 0.29(0.21) 0.27(0.22) 0.37(0.23)
Proportion of elderly 0.04(0.12) 0.04(0.12) 0.04(0.13) 0.03(0.11)
Proportion of women at reproductive age 0.27(0.16) 0.31(0.17) 0.27(0.16) 0.28(0.16)
Caste of household head (1/0)     
Scheduled caste/tribe 0.33 0.39 0.31 0.31
Other backward caste 0.56 0.48 0.55 0.63
General caste 0.10 0.12 0.14 0.06
Religion of household head (1/0)     
Hindu 0.90 0.86 0.92 0.92
Muslim 0.10 0.14 0.08 0.07
Other 0.002 0.001 0.002 0.003
Affiliated to a self-help group (1/0) 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.7
  1. Notes: standard deviations between brackets for continuous outcomes.