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Table 1 Demographic and social characteristics of TB patients by county %, 2012

From: Implementing a “free” tuberculosis (TB) care policy under the integrated model in Jiangsu, China: practices and costs in the real world

  DT (n = 84) YZ (n = 82) JR (n = 97) Total (n = 263)
Age
 <30 3.6 7.3 6.2 5.7
 30–59 45.2 32.9 33.0 36.9
 60+ 51.2 59.8 60.8 57.4
Sex
 Male 69.0 74.4 75.3 73.0
 Female 31.0 25.6 24.7 27.0
Type of residence
 Rural 96.4 84.2 87.6 89.3
 Urban 3.6 14.6 11.4 9.9
 Unified residence (hukou)b 0.0 1.2 1.0 0.8
Health insurance
 None 0.0 6.1 0.0 1.9
 NCMS 89.3 68.3 86.6 81.7
 Othera 10.7 25.6 13.4 16.4
  1. Data source: TB patient survey
  2. aOther included the Urban Employee Basic Medical insurance, the Urban Residence Basic Medical insurance, and commercial health insurance
  3. b hukou is the household registration system in China. It’s usually a dichotomy—rural hukou or urban hukou. In rare cases, it may be unified