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Mexico National Survey of Health Spending 2008


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Encuesta Nacional de Gasto en Salud (ENAGAS) 2008
Mexico (MEX)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2008 - 12/2008
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Mexico National Survey of Health Spending 2008 was undertaken to collect and disseminate information on health spending at the federal and state level, especially regarding private contributions to health expenditures. The survey aimed to investigate how the health sector was financed, which health components consumed more resources, and which kinds of goods and services were offered.

Out of a national sample of 43,690 households, a total of 40,112 households and 138,662 individuals were successfully interviewed in 339 municipalities nationwide.

Topics covered in the questionnaire included: sociodemographic characteristics, morbidity, health expenditures broken down by specific services and health conditions, services utilized, and drug purchases.

Suggested citation 
Field Operatives Corporation (Mexico), Ministry of Health (Mexico), National Institute of Public Health (Mexico). Mexico National Survey of Health Spending 2008. Mexico City, Mexico: Ministry of Health (Mexico).