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Table 3 Characteristics of patients by out-of-pocket (OOP) payment

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

  Patients who made OOP payments at the time of admission Patients who did not make OOP payments at the time of admission
Total 299 221
Patients belonging to families that live within 30 km of Patan town 130 (43%) 124 (56%)*
Patients belonging to lowest caste (%) 64 (21%) 54 (24%)
Patients belonging to landless families (%) 203 (68%) 143 (65%)
Patients who live in huts (%) 133 (44%) 59 (27%)*
Patients belonging to families where labour is the main source of income (%) 231 (77%) 151 (68%)*
Patients belonging to families that ate <3 meals a day (%) 175 (59%) 108 (49%)*
Patients that used private hospitals 229 (77%) 158 (72%)