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Table 2 Measures of poverty gross and net of health payments in different groups in rural areas

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

  Gross of health payment(1) Net of health payment(2) Difference
Absolute(3) = (2)–(1) Relative(4) = [(3)/(1)]a100
Group 1a
 Poverty headcountb 25.83% 34.07% 8.24% 31.90%
 Poverty gap(Yuan) 832.77 1253.85 421.08 50.56%
 Mean positive poverty gap(Yuan) 3223.68 3679.98 456.3 14.15%
Group 2
 Poverty headcount 20.15% 31.03% 10.88% 54.00%
 Poverty gap(Yuan) 775.67 1371.24 595.57 76.78%
 Mean positive poverty gap(Yuan) 3849.82 4418.68 568.86 14.78%
Group 3
 Poverty headcount 28.35% 44.42% 16.07% 56.68%
 Poverty gap(Yuan) 907.40 1717.66 810.26 89.29%
 Mean positive poverty gap(Yuan) 2865.07 3611.78 746.71 26.06%
Group 4
 Poverty headcount 31.67% 47.47% 15.80% 49.89%
 Poverty gap(Yuan) 3851.58 5632.40 1780.82 46.24%
 Mean positive poverty gap(Yuan) 6513.52 7785.52 1272 19.53%
  1. aGroup 1: percentage of chronic patients in the households was 0%; Group 2: percentage of chronic patients in the households was 1~ 40%; Group 3: percentage of chronic patients in the households was 41~ 50%; Group 4: percentage of chronic patients in the households was 51~ 100%
  2. bInternational poverty line, US$1.25/day. 2013 exchange rata: US$1 = 6.2 Yuan