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Table 1 Characteristics of TB patients at baseline and final evaluation

From: Impact of an innovative tuberculosis financing and payment model on health service utilization by tuberculosis patients in China: do the poor fare better than the rich?

Sample Characteristics Baseline (n = 788) Final evaluation (n = 775) P value
Gender (%)
 Male 74.8 70.7 0.070
Age (%)
  < 30 6.2 7.4 0.070
 30–59 46.7 41.0
  ≥ 60 47.1 51.6
Marriage (%)
 Married 80.3 78.2 0.290
Residence (%)
 Rural 92.5 90.0 0.083
Patient category (%)
 New patient 81.4 82.2 0.670
Education level (%)
 None 20.2 25.0 0.052
 Primary 32.9 33.6
 Secondary 34.0 28.7
High school and above 12.9 12.8
Insurance type (%)
 UEBMI 6.4 9.3 0.000
 URBMI 2.8 3.2
 NCMS 87.8 82.2
 URRBMI 0.0 2.5
 Private insurance 1.8 0.4
 other insurance 0.3 0.3
 no insurance 1.0 2.2
Employment (%)
 Currently working (including farming) 53.3 49.0 0.092
Income level (%)
 Extreme poverty 34.0 36.1 0.642
 Moderate poverty 42.0 40.0
 Non-poverty 24.0 23.9
  1. UEBMI Urban employee basic medical insurance, URBMI Urban resident basic medical insurance, NCMS New corporative medical scheme, URRBMI Urban rural resident basic medical insurance