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Table 1 Each factor’s contribution to the difference of health expenditure by disease during the period 1993 to 2012

From: Main drivers of health expenditure growth in China: a decomposition analysis

Disease Difference of health expenditure (billion Yuan, 1993 prices) Disease prevalence rate contribution (%) Population growth contribution (%) Age structure change contribution (%) Expenditure per prevalent case contribution (%) Excess health price inflation contribution (%) Subtotal (%)
Diseases of the circulatory system 181.61 −0.79(−3.81) 1.30(6.27) 4.13(19.93) 13.88(66.96) 2.21(10.65) 20.73(100.00)
Neoplasms 101.14 0.77(6.65) 0.69(6.02) 1.88(16.29) 7.02(60.84) 1.18(10.21) 11.54(100.00)
Diseases of the respiratory system 96.85 0.21(1.88) 0.90(8.12) −0.19(−1.73) 8.61(77.92) 1.53(13.81) 11.06(100.00)
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases 90.49 0.69(6.68) 0.52(4.99) 1.28(12.44) 6.97(67.45) 0.87(8.44) 10.33(100.00)
Diseases of the digestive system 77.38 −0.38(−4.34) 0.74(8.35) 1.26(14.22) 5.97(67.56) 1.26(14.21) 8.85(100.00)
Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes 69.57 −1.60(−20.10) 0.63(7.89) 0.86(10.77) 6.99(88.01) 1.07(13.43) 7.95(100.00)
Diseases of the genitourinary system 66.02 0.11(1.42) 0.47(6.18) 0.69(9.15) 5.48(72.76) 0.79(10.49) 7.54(100.00)
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 49.05 −0.04(−0.72) 0.38(6.81) 0.98(17.43) 3.63(64.92) 0.65(11.57) 5.60(100.00)
Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium 26.25 0.40(13.29) 0.19(6.41) −0.15(−5.16) 2.23(74.58) 0.33(10.88) 3.00(100.00)
Certain infectious and parasitic diseases 24.43 −1.38(−49.59) 0.28(10.11) 0.00(0.14) 3.4(122.08) 0.48(17.25) 2.78(100.00)
Diseases of the nervous system 22.97 −0.20(−7.46) 0.18(6.91) 0.32(12.29) 2.01(76.53) 0.31(11.74) 2.62(100.00)
Mental and behavioural disorders 15.38 −0.02(−1.16) 0.11(6.12) 0.19(11.03) 1.29(73.62) 0.18(10.39) 1.75(100.00)
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue 12.59 0.01(0.55) 0.09(6.44) 0.05(3.56) 1.13(78.53) 0.16(10.93) 1.44(100.00)
Diseases of the ear and mastoid process 11.00 −0.06(−4.89) 0.07(5.59) 0.10(7.99) 1.03(81.84) 0.12(9.47) 1.26(100.00)
Diseases of the eye and adnexa 10.91 −0.08(−6.50) 0.09(7.30) 0.14(11.47) 0.94(75.32) 0.15(12.41) 1.24(100.00)
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period 8.40 0.13(14.06) 0.06(6.12) −0.28(−29.28) 0.95(98.73) 0.10(10.37) 0.96(100.00)
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 6.55 0.13(17.37) 0.04(5.94) −0.08(−10.35) 0.58(76.95) 0.08(10.08) 0.75(100.00)
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism 5.45 −0.06(−9.30) 0.06(9.16) 0.05(7.81) 0.48(76.71) 0.10(15.62) 0.63(100.00)
Total 876.05 −2.17 6.80 11.23 72.59 11.55 100.00
  1. Notes: 1. Numbers in parentheses are the factor’s contribution to the difference of expenditure on relevant disease in first column and numbers out of brackets are the factor’s contribution to the difference of total current health expenditure. 2. Components may not add to totals due to rounding