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Table 1 Basic characteristics of TB patients according to study site a

From: Non-medical financial burden in tuberculosis care: a cross-sectional survey in rural China

Characteristic Hanzhong Yichang Zhenjiang Total
Age in year, (Mean ± SDb, years) 55.8 ± 14.4 53.6 ± 15.0 59.3 ±14.7 56.2 ±14.9
Sex Male 211 (78.1) 191 (72.3) 192 (73.0) 594 (74.5)
  Female 59 (21.9) 73 (27.7) 71 (27.0) 203 (25.5)
Family size, (Mean ± SD, people) 3.1 ± 1.4 3.0 ± 1.4 3.4 ±1.7 3.2 ±1.5
Area Rural 252 (93.3) 249 (94.3) 235 (89.4) 736 (92.3)
  Urban 18 (6.7) 15 (5.7) 28 (10.6) 61 (7.7)
Patient category New patient 218 (80.7) 227 (86.0) 193 (73.4) 638 (80.1)
  Relapse patient 43 (15.9) 37 (14.0) 68 (25.9) 148 (18.6)
  Failure of previously untreated patient 5 (1.9) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.8) 7 (0.9)
  Failure of re-treated patient /chronic 4 (1.5) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 4 (0.5)
Education Never attended school 75 (27.8) 30 (11.4) 58 (22.1) 163 (20.5)
  Primary school 85 (31.5) 91 (34.5) 86 (32.7) 262 (32.9)
  Junior high school or at the same level 89 (33.0) 96 (36.4) 84 (31.9) 269 (33.8)
  High school or at the same level 21 (7.8) 47 (17.8) 35 (13.3) 103 (12.9)
Health insurance With health insurance 267 (98.9) 260 (98.5) 257 (97.7) 784 (98.4)
  Without health insurance 3 (1.1) 4 (1.5) 6 (2.3) 13 (1.6)
Family income, (Median (P25–P75b), RMB 1000c) 15.0 (5.0–30.0) 20.0 (9.2–32.6) 36.0 (13.0–63.6) 21.4 (7.6–40.0)
Family expenditure, (Median (P25–P75b), RMB 1000c) 15.0 (7.5–23.5) 20.0 (9.0–30.0) 20.0 (10.0–35.0) 20.0 (9.8–30.0)
  1. aData are n(%) unless otherwise indicated. TB: tuberculosis
  2. bSD: standard deviation. P25: 25th percentile. P75: 75th percentile
  3. cRMB 1000: a currency exchange rate of Chinese RMB 628 Yuan to US$100 Yuan at the end of 2012,RMB1000 = US$159