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Table 1 Description of variables

From: The effect of medical insurance on catastrophic health expenditure: evidence from China

VariableVariable description
CHEIncurring CHE = 1, without CHE = 0
UEBMICovered by UEBMI = 1, without UEBMI = 0
URBMICovered by URBMI = 1, without URBMI = 0
NRCMICovered by NRCMI = 1, without NRCMI = 0
SMICovered by SMI = 1, without SMI = 0
Marital statusMarried = 1, divorce or other = 0
GenderMale = 1, female = 0
Hukou statusaUrban hukou = 1, rural hukou = 0
Have chronic diseasesYes = 1, no = 0
Health statusUnhealthy = 1, healthy = 0
  1. aThere are two main types of hukou in China, an urban type and a rural type; this classification is according to a person’s birthplace