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Table 2 Household expenditure categories

From: Catastrophic out-of-pocket payments for households of people with severe mental disorder: a comparative study in rural Ethiopia

Consumption category Households of person with SMD (n = 290) Comparison households without person with SMD (n = 289) p-value
% 95% CI % 95% CI
% of total consumptiona
 All food items 75.4 (73.5, 77.4) 77.0 (75.1, 79.0) 0.202
 Housing and livelihood regular expenses 15.2 (13.5, 16.9) 15.7 (13.9, 17.4) 0.243
 Big household expenditures 3.1 (1.7, 4.6) 3.4 (1.6, 6.1) 0.351
 Health expenditures 6.9 (5.8, 8.0) 5.7 (4.5, 6.9) 0.151
% of health payments
 Consultation 16.7 (13.9, 19.4) 16.3 (11.3, 21.3) 0.475
 Medication 74.1 (70.7, 77.4) 71.1 (65.8, 76.5) 0.427
 Investigations 29.6 (23.2, 36.0) 26.4 (20.5, 32.4) 0.846
  1. Food items (staple foods, vegetable, fruit, spices etc.), regular household expenses (electricity, water, cooking, renting, clothing, transport, etc.), Big expenditure include (education, durable goods, cultural ceremonies, entertainment, tax etc.); health expenditure include expense on (outpatient consultation, medication, investigations, hospitalization, medical appliances, ambulance, etc.)
  2. aAdult equivalent