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Table 3 Incidence and intensity of catastrophic health expenditure for TB care by household economic status, China 2012

From: Factors that determine catastrophic expenditure for tuberculosis care: a patient survey in China

Catastrophic expenditure % of household income % of non-food expenditure
10 % 25 % 40 % 10 % 25 % 40 %
Head Count (HC,%)       
 Q1a 94.1 83.2 71.8 94.8 82.2 71.2
 Q2 82.6 48.8 28.9 90.8 75.6 63.9
 Q3 63.4 30.1 19.6 84.1 59.6 50.3
 Q4 41.3 15.9 8.9 81.5 55.1 40.8
 Total 66.8 42.3 31.3 87.1 66.5 54.7
P-value 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Mean Catastrophic Payment Gap (%)      
 Q1 111.2 98.0 86.9 117.4 104.3 93.2
 Q2 32.4 22.0 16.4 67.6 55.5 45.4
 Q3 22.6 15.2 11.5 55.9 45.6 37.5
 Q4 9.1 5.1 3.3 51.9 41.8 34.7
 Total 40.8 32.8 27.7 72.0 60.9 52.1
Mean Positive Gap (%)       
 Q1 119.3 121.7 129.6 124.5 129.6 136.3
 Q2 39.3 45.6 58.0 74.9 74.6 73.3
 Q3 35.6 50.5 58.8 66.6 77.3 75.4
 Q4 22.0 32.4 37.7 63.7 76.2 85.7
 Total 62.2 81.8 96.3 83.2 93.2 98.3
  1. Note: The bold values indicate statistical significance at 5 % level. a: Quartile 1 (Q1) is the poorest and Quartile 4 (Q4) is the richest