Fig 3.30 Ratios of the poorest and the richest quintile for selected indicators, 2003, 2008 and 2013
CHAPTER 3 MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
Sources: National Health Commission (formerly the National Health and Family Planning Commission), National Health Services Survey, 2003, 2008 and 2013
Dramatic progress has been achieved for the first five indicators listed in this table, as seen by the narrowing gap between the poorest and richest quintiles. However, the gap between the highest quintile and the lowest quintile in catastrophic health expenses is still growing. In 2013, households from the poorest quintile were five times as likely as those from the richest quintile to experience catastrophic health expenses.