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Table 1 Social-economic characteristics of TB patients

From: Are free anti-tuberculosis drugs enough? An empirical study from three cities in China

  Compliant (n = 765) Non-compliant (n = 32) P value*
Sex (female) 193(25.23) 10(31.25) 0.444
Age 56.07(15.02) 60.09(9.72) 0.031**
Residence    
 Rural 704(92.03) 32(100) 0.225
 Urban 59(7.71) 0(0)
 Rural- Urban continuum 2(0.26) 0(1)
Education    
 Primary school and lower 398(52.03) 27(84.38) 0.002
 Secondary school or at the same level 265(34.64) 4(12.50)
 High school and higher 102(13.33) 0(0)
Employment    
 Employment 408(53.33) 15(46.88) 0.473
 Unemployment 357(46.67) 17(53.12)
Health insurance    
 UEBMI 53(6.93) 0(0) 0.287
 NCMS 679(88.76) 30(93.75)
 URBMI 21(2.75) 1(3.12)
 Household income    
 Low (lowest 25) 184(24.31) 16(51.61) 0.003
 Middle (medium 50) 372(49.14) 10(32.26)
 High (top 25) 201(26.55) 5(16.13)
EcoBur    
 Low 80(10.47) 0(0) <0.001
 General 289(37.83) 1(3.12)
 High 395(51.70) 31(96.88)
  1. Data are number of patients (%) or mean (SD). Several factors total number is not equal to 764 or 32, due to the existence of missing value. * This value calculated by chi-square test. **This value calculated by t-test