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Table 4 Cost burden and catastrophic health expenditure in different socioeconomic condition

From: Economic costs of hospitalized diarrheal disease in Bangladesh: a societal perspective

Income group Direct cost as percentage of monthly household income Percentage of household spending for healthcare expenditure as a share of monthly household income
10% 15% 20% 25%
Poorest quintile (≤10,000) 21.45% (17.32%-25.58%) 49.20% (43.66%-54.75%) 40.51% (35.18% - 46.08%) 31.83% (26.88% - 37.23%) 27.01% (22.35% - 32.23%)
2nd quintile (10,001- 12,000) 11.6% (9.18%-14.02%) 39.64% (30.94% - 49.05%) 26.13% (18.77% - 35.12%) 16.22% (10.43% - 24.33%) 9.91% (5.55% - 17.06%)
3rd quintile (12,001-18,000) 9.35% (7.92%-10.79%) 31.84% (26.04%-38.26%) 16.14% (11.86%-21.59%) 10.31% (6.94% - 15.06%) 7.17% (4.43% - 11.41%)
4th quintile (18,001-30,000) 6.45% (5.27%-7.64%) 20.62% (16.10%-26.02%) 10.12% (6.97% - 14.46%) 5.84% (3.54% - 9.47%) 2.33% (1.05% - 5.11%)
Upper quintile (30,000+) 4.21% (3.34%-5.08%) 8.22% (4.71%-13.95%) 4.79% (2.29% - 9.75%) 4.11% (1.85% - 8.87%) 1.37% (0.34% - 5.34%)
Overall 11.75% (10.37%-13.14%) 31.77% (29.02% - 34.66%) 21.37% (18.99% - 23.97%) 15.36% (13.30% - 17.68%) 11.35% (9.57% - 13.43%)
Rich–poor ratio 0.196 0.167 0.118 0.129 0.051
Rich–poor difference −17.240 −40.980 −35.720 −27.720 −25.640