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Table 2 Results from regressing catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) on the share of the population affected, by disease area

From: Disaggregating catastrophic health expenditure by disease area: cross-country estimates based on the World Health Surveys

  (1) Heart disease CHE (2) Heart disease CHE (3) Heart disease CHE (4) Injuries CHE (5) Injuries CHE (6) Injuries CHE (7) Maternal CHE (8) Maternal CHE (9) Maternal CHE
Cardiovascular disease prevalence 0.19*** 0.17*** 0.15***       
  [0.13 to 0.24] [0.11 to 0.22] [0.08 to 0.22]       
Injuries incidence     0.00 0.02 0.02    
     [− 0.14 to 0.14] [− 0.13 to 0.16] [− 0.20 to 0.24]    
Crude birth rate (percent)        0.05 0.05 0.13**
        [− 0.01 to 0.10] [− 0.03 to 0.12] [0.04 to 0.23]
Controlling for GDP pc   X X   X X   X X
Controlling for GHES pc and Pooled/THE    X    X    X
N 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39
  1. 95% confidence intervals in brackets; *p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001
  2. Notes: GDP pc gross domestic product per capita, GHES pc government health expenditure as source per capita, Pooled/THE government and prepaid private spending as a share of total health expenditure. GDP pc and GHES pc are average over 2002–2004, reported in 2017 purchasing power parity international dollars. None of the three controls are statistically significant in any regression at the 0.05 level