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Table 1 Characteristics of families enrolled and patients benefited by the RSBY scheme in Patan district (2010–2011)

From: Promoting universal financial protection: evidence from the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) in Gujarat, India

Key characteristics Enrolled families Hospitalised patients
Total 2,920 520
Living within 30 km of Patan town (%) 1245 (43%) 254 (49%)*
Lowest caste (%) 520 (18%) 118 (23%)*
With no land (%) 1914 (65%) 346 (67%)
Living in huts (%) 1172 (40%) 192 (37%)
With no sanitation (%) 2551 (87%) 436 (84%)
Families dependent on labour as the main source of income (%) 2076 (72%) 382 (74%)
Families that consumed <3 meals/day (%) 1635 (56%) 283 (54%)
Families that have migrated in the last year (%) 194 (7%) 54 (10%)
  1. *The difference is statistically significant (P <0.05).