Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Self-reported illness and household strategies for coping with health-care payments in Bangladesh

Md Mizanur Rahman, Stuart Gilmour, Eiko Saito, Papia Sultana & Kenji Shibuya

Volume 91, Number 6, June 2013, 449-458

Table 1. Descriptive statistics of surveyed households and household members, Bangladesh, 2011

Characteristic No.a % (95% CI)
Household
Size (no. of members)  
1–2 127 7.6 (6.3–9.2)
3–5 1132 69.7 (67.2–72.2)
≥ 6 334 22.7 (20.3–27.9)
Expenditure
Quintile 1 (lowest) 319 21.4 (17.5–25.9)
Quintile 2 319 21.5 (18.3–25.1)
Quintile 3 318 20.4 (18.0–23.1)
Quintile 4 319 19.7 (16.9–22.8)
Quintile 5 (highest)
318
17.0 (13.2–21.7)
Household member (patient)
Sex  
Male 3590 49.9 (48.7–51.1)
Female 3612 50.1 (48.9–51.4)
Age (years)    
0–4 449 6.2 (5.7–6.9)
5–9 565 7.8 (7.1–8.6)
10–14 740 10.6 (9.7–11.5)
15–29 2128 29.8 (28.3–31.4)
30–44 1612 22.4 (21.3–23.5)
45–59 1119 15.3 (14.3–16.3)
≥ 60 589 7.9 (7.2–8.7)
Educational status  
No education 1265 18.0 (16.2–19.9)
Primary 1831 26.2 (23.7–28.9)
Secondary 2002 28.3 (27.0–29.7)
Higher 2104 27.5 (24.1–31.2)

CI, confidence interval.