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Table 1 Social-economic characteristics of TB patients (n = 494)

From: The impact of the new cooperative medical scheme on financial burden of tuberculosis patients: evidence from six counties in China

Category Subcategory Results (% (n))
Gender Female 120 (24.30)
  Male 374 (75.70)
Age Age (Mean (SD)) 54.69 (14.56)
Residence YD 87 (17.60)
  ZJ 80 (16.20)
  WF 79 (16.00)
  CG 84 (17.00)
  MX 83 (16.80)
  ZB 81 (16.40)
Marital Married 394 (79.8)
  Unmarried 35 (7.10)
  Divorced 10 (2.00)
  Widowed 55 (11.10)
Education Primary school and lower 266 (53.80)
  Secondary school or at the same level 172 (34.80)
  High school and higher 56 (11.30)
Employment Salaried job, farming or self-employment 290 (58.70)
  The retired but reemployment 3 (0.06)
  Unemployment 18 (3.60)
  The retired 152 (30.80)
  Disability 25 (5.10)
  Student/pre-school children 6 (1.20)
Household income Low (lowest 25) 133 (26.90)
(Missing = 3) Middle (medium 50) 234 (47.40)
  High (top 25) 124 (25.10)