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Table 2 Public health service utilization and impact of out-of-pocket expenditure on households from hospitalization due to childbirth across wealth quintiles in India, 2014

From: Cost of hospitalization for childbirth in India: how equitable it is in the post-NRHM era?

Wealth quintiles Public health facility utilization Catastrophic expenditurea in public facility Catastrophic expenditure in private facility Borrowing/sale of assets
1st MPCE 84 13 85 16
2nd MPCE 72 06 75 16
3rd MPCE 63 04 60 16
4th MPCE 55 02 55 12
5th MPCE 34 01 44 8
Overall 64 07 60 15
  1. Weighted analysis done; figures in the table represent percentages;
  2. The household monthly per capita consumption expenditure limits (in USD) for the five quintiles are as follows: first quintile (3–11), second quintile (12–24), third quintile (25–35), fourth quintile (36–52) and the fifth quintile (53–578)
  3. MPCE monthly per capita expenditure
  4. aExpenditure amounting to more than 10% of annual consumption expenditure is defined as catastrophic