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Table 1 Characteristics of households enrolled in this study (%)

From: Assessing the effects of the percentage of chronic disease in households on health payment-induced poverty in Shaanxi Province, China

Variables Description Rural
(n = 13,200)
Urban
(n = 7500)
Household head’s gender 1a if the head of household was male 74.91 65.31
2 if the head of household was female. 25.09 34.69
Household size 1a if 1–2 household members 32.13 44.48
2 if 3–4 household members 46.71 44.89
3 if more than 5 household members. 21.16 10.63
Having children in the household 1 if household having members below 5 years old 13.13 15.87
0a otherwise. 86.87 84.13
Household head’s educational level 1a if the head of household was illiteracy, 18.69 9.89
2 if the head of household was elementary, 31.58 17.21
3 if the head of household was middle school, 35.81 32.52
4 if the head of household was high school, 7.57 12.73
5 if the head of household was university. 6.35 27.66
Household head’s marriage 1a if the head of household was not married, 5.46 2.83
2 if the head of household was married, 72.02 74.84
3 if the head of household was else marriage 22.52 22.33
Outpatient service usage 1a if household members used outpatient services in the past two weeks, 19.23 23.13
2 if no household members used outpatient services in the past two weeks. 80.77 76.87
Inpatient service usage 1a if household members used inpatient services in the past year, 9.11 10.50
2 if no household members used inpatient services in the past year, 90.89 89.50
Social health insurance 1a if having household members covered by UEMS, 1.04 25.38
2 if having household members covered by URMS, 1.03 13.45
3 if having household members covered by NCMS. 86.80 57.26
4 else. 11.13 3.92
Commercial health insurance 1 if having household members covered by commercial health insurance, 4.81 5.22
0a otherwise. 95.19 94.78
Low-income family 1 if household was low-income family, 17.28 9.61
0a otherwise. 82.72 90.39
The percentage of chronic disease in the households 1a if the percentage of chronic disease in the households was 0, 59.12 57.15
2 if the percentage of chronic disease in the households was 1~ 40, 16.36 17.33
3 if the percentage of chronic disease in the households was 41~ 50, 12.83 12.75
4 if the percentage of chronic disease in the households was 51~ 100. 11.70 12.77
Economic status 1a if the 20% low income households, 27.09 20.09
2 if the 20% low middle income households, 21.14 19.91
3 if the 20% middle income households, 18.05 21.33
4 if the 20% high middle income households, 17.11 18.75
5 if the 20% high income households. 16.61 19.92
Region 1a if household in Shannan, 36.36 27.97
2 if household was in Guanzhong, 45.45 56.03
3 if household in Shanbei. 18.18 16.00
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