Table 2

Defined four health insurance categories
individuals who has neither social medical insurance* or additional/ private health insurance;
    Basic MIS only-
individuals who has any social medical insurance only (regardless of which social medical insurance scheme) but no additional/ private health insurance;
    Additional MIS/ private insurance only-
individuals who has any additional/ private medical insurance** only;
    Both basic and additional-
individuals who has both any social medical insurance and private health insurance

*Social medical insurance delineates: Urban Resident-based Basic Medical Insurance (URBMI), Urban Employee Basic Medical Insurance (UMBMI) or the New Rural Cooperative Medical Insurance Scheme (NRCMS).

**Additional/ private insurance delineates any other insurance schemes other than the social medical insurance schemes described above.

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