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Table 4 Headcount of catastrophic health expenditures (CHEs) before and after reimbursement in 2009 and 2012

From: Does the new cooperative medical scheme reduce inequality in catastrophic health expenditure in rural China?

Threshold Before reimbursement (a) (%) After reimbursement (b) (%) Reduction by the NCMS
(a–b)/a (%)
2009 2012 2009 2012 2009 2012
20 % 61.83 74.07 54.96 52.78 11.11 28.74
30 % 45.80 62.04 42.75 39.81 6.66 35.83
40 % 31.30 46.30 26.72 26.85 14.63 42.01
50 % 22.14 28.70 19.85 14.81 10.34 48.40
60 % 16.79 22.22 12.21 8.33 27.28 62.51