Table 2

Per capita consumption of the whole cohort and households with different illness conditions and medical expense levels
Presence of chronic disease Presence of inpatient treatment Medical expense
Variables Whole cohort Yes No Yes No High Low
Amount of expense (USD)
Basic (food, produce, etc.) 3982.5 3934.7 4504.5 3992.1 3968.6 4716.9 3250.9
sd 2020.3 2029.8 2004.7 2045.4 1984.3 2119.8 1612.6
p-value 0.137 0.769 <0.001
Education 691.0 680.6 706.6 690.8 691.3 819.6 562.9
sd 304.7 306.3 301.8 301.3 309.7 310.2 238.1
p-value 0.033 0.968 <0.001
Saving/Investment 2960.0 2042.3 2986.7 2978.8 2933.0 3509.6 2412.6
sd 1339.7 1363.3 1303.5 1333.8 1348.4 1370.6 1054.5
p-value 0.403 0.392 <0.001
Entertainment 689.1 682.4 699.3 691.4 685.9 819.2 559.5
sd 302.4 308.5 292.8 298.4 3-8.1248 307.2 234.3
p-value 0.158 0.649 <0.001
Insurance 1977.7 1945.9 2025.6 1989.5 1960.7 2345.0 1611.8
sd 1004.6 1008.5 997.3 1006.5 1002.1 1045.0 811.9
p-value 0.047 0.472 <0.001
Durable goods 398.0 389.7 410.4 400.6 394.1 470.5 325.7
sd 198.4 196.9 200.1 194.9 203.4 205.3 161.8
p-value 0.009 0.415 <0.001
Alcohol/Tobacco 196.3 193.7 200.1 196.9 195.4 233.8 159.0
sd 100.7 102.7 97.6 101.1 100.1 106.6 78.3
p-value 0.108 0.717 <0.001
Other 11.8 12.1 11.3 9.1 15.7 4.1 19.5
sd 103.2 109.9 92.4 101.1 106.1 72.2 126.4
p-value 0.841 0.116 <0.001
Percentage of expense
Basic (food, produce, etc.) 30.89 30.86 30.93 30.82 31.00 30.16 32.01
Education 5.36 5.34 5.39 5.33 5.40 5.24 5.54
Saving/Investment 22.96 23.08 22.79 22.99 22.91 22.44 23.76
Entertainment 5.34 5.35 5.34 5.34 5.36 5.24 5.51
Insurance 15.34 15.26 15.45 15.36 15.31 14.99 15.87
Durable goods 3.09 3.06 3.13 3.09 3.08 3.01 3.21
Alcohol/Tobacco 1.52 1.52 1.53 1.52 1.53 1.49 1.57
Other 0.09 0.10 0.09 0.07 0.12 0.03 0.19

Notes: Basic consumption includes food (rice, meet, vegetable, fruit, etc.), clothes, production means (farming equipment, fertilizer, seed, etc.), utilities (electricity, water, heating, cooking, renting, etc.), and daily goods (toiletries, kitchen supplies, etc.). Education includes tuition, book, and other education-related expenses. Saving/investment include banking and stock. Entertainment includes entertainment, travel, holidays, and other social activities. Insurance: for property, farm product, health, etc. Durable goods include furniture and electronic devices. Alcohol/Tobacco: cigarette, tobacco, wine, and liqueur. Medical expense: outpatient and inpatient services, drugs. Other: expenses not listed above.

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Fang et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:743   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-743

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