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Table 9 Oaxaca-type decomposition for changes in inequality, 2009–2012

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

  2009–2012
∆C*η ∆η*C Total %
Economic status (reference group = Quintile1)
 Quintile2 0.000 −0.007 −0.006 11.873
 Quintile3 0.001 0.000 0.001 −1.077
 Quintile4 0.001 −0.018 −0.017 32.354
 Quintile5 0.000 −0.030 −0.030 56.800
Household member ≥ 65 0.000 0.025 0.025 −48.308
Household member ≤ 5 0.001 0.039 0.039 −75.207
Household head
 Sex (male) 0.000 0.006 0.006 −10.883
 Education level (reference group = below primary school level)
  Junior middle school −0.003 0.011 0.008 −15.580
  Senior middle school and above 0.008 −0.001 0.007 −14.162
 Occupation (farmer) −0.001 0.004 0.003 −5.737
Household size (reference group = 1–3 members)     
  ≥ 4 members −0.008 −0.045 −0.053 102.438
Real reimbursement 0.003 0.025 0.028 −54.644
Length of stay (reference group = fewer than 8 days)
 8–14 days 0.016 −0.004 0.013 −24.662
  ≥ 15 days 0.036 −0.037 0.000 0.578
Inpatient institution (reference group = town level)
 County level 0.000 0.003 0.003 −4.911
 County above 0.042 −0.002 0.040 −77.572
Self-assessed health (reference group = worse)
 Normal −0.006 −0.002 −0.008 14.912
 Better 0.022 0.002 0.024 −45.662