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Table 1 Impoverishment and unaffordability estimates relating to purchase of medicine under different scenarios

From: Studying the impoverishing effects of procuring medicines: a national study

Impoverishment calculation scenarios Before purchasing drug Amoxicillin Atorvastatin Metformin Amoxicillin & Atorvastatin Amoxicillin & Metformin Metformin & Atorvastatin Amoxicillin & Metformin & Atorvastatin Lipitor Glucophage Glucophage & Lipitor
Poverty lines
Informal PL (per month) Urban ($140) 27.6 27.8 27.7 27.8 27.9 28 28 28.2 30.4 28.6 31.6
Rural ($84.4) 20.8 21 21 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.2 21.5 24.6 22.2 26
Calculated PL (per month) Total ($74.7) 9.7 9.9 9.9 10 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.3 12.3 10.6 13.2
Urban ($82.3) 5.8 5.9 5.9 6 6 6.1 6.1 6.2 7.5 6.4 8.3
Rural ($68.7) 11.9 12 12 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.3 12.5 15.4 13.1 16.7
International PL ($3.10 PPP) Total 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.4 1
International PL ($1.90 PPP) Total 0 0 0 0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3
Absolute impoverishment and unaffordability of medicine under different scenarios (percentage)
 Informal PL Urban households 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.6 2.8 1 4
Rural households 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.7 3.8 1.4 5.2
 Calculated PL Total households 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.6 2.6 0.9 3.5
Urban households 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.4 1.7 0.6 2.5
Rural households 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.6 3.5 1.2 4.8
 International PL ($3.10 PPP) Total households 0.1 0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.2 0.8
 International PL ($1.90 PPP) Total households 0 0 0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3
Absolute impoverishment and unaffordability of medicine under different scenarios (number of households)
 Informal PL Urban households 20 8 3 220 16
Rural households 21 16 5 307 23
 Calculated PL Total households 41 32 10 414 29
Urban households 10 8 3 133 10
Rural households 10 8 3 282 20
 International PL ($3.10 PPP) Total households 20 0 3 80 7
 International PL ($1.90 PPP) Total households 0 0 0 32 3