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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