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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for independent variablesa

From: Examining the changing health care seeking behavior in the era of health sector reforms in India: evidences from the National Sample Surveys 2004 & 2014

Variable Description Urban Rural
Mean Std. Dev. Mean Std. Dev.
MEDEXP Medical expenditure (INR) 758 2,381 609 1,659
TRNEXP Transport expenditure (INR) 55 325 65 243
AGE Age (years) 41 24 38 24
HHSZ Household size 5 3 6 3
HHEXP Monthly household expenditure (INR) 12,221 8,948 8,244 5,251
BM1501b 1 if ‘Ailment started more than 15 days ago and is continuing’; otherwise 2 1.35 - 1.44 -
BM1502b 1 if ‘Ailment started more than 15 days ago and has ended’; otherwise 2 1.96 - 1.94 -
BL1501b 1 if ‘Ailment started less than 15 days ago and is continuing’; otherwise 2 1.89 - 1.88 -
MALEb 1 if ‘Male’; otherwise 2 1.54 - 1.53 -
BINMRDb 1 if ‘Married’; otherwise 2 1.41 - 1.43 -
LITERTb 1 if ‘Literate’; otherwise 2 1.30 - 1.47 -
BINSCHb 1 if ‘Covered by any scheme for health expenditure support’; otherwise 2 1.76 - 1.80 -
BINCHRb 1 if ‘Chronic ailment’; otherwise 2 1.42 - 1.51 -
  1. aIt should be noted that standard deviation is not reported for binary variables
  2. bBinary variables