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Table 1 Demographic and socio-economic profile of patients enrolled in China’s TBa patient cost survey (2017) (n = 1147)

From: Inequity in catastrophic costs among tuberculosis-affected households in China

Variable n (%)
Total 1147 (100)
Age group in years
 <  15 6 (0.5)
 15–44 352 (30.7)
 45–64 497 (43.3)
 ≥ 65 292 (25.5)
Gender
 Male 811 (70.7)
 Female 336 (29.3)
Region
 East 422 (36.8)
 Middle 322 (28.1)
 West 403 (35.1)
Residence
 Urban 407 (35.5)
 Rural 740 (64.5)
Monthly income per capita in USD (Median [IQR])b 190 (46, 243)
Below poverty line (Yes)c 223 (19.4)
Insurance
 None 40 (3.5)
 Urban employee basic medical insurance 114 (9.9)
 Urban residence basic medical insurance 116 (10.1)
 New rural cooperative medical scheme 864 (75.3)
 Others 13 (1.1)
 Direct medical costs 608.7 (286.1, 1301.8)
Costs((Median [IQR])
 Direct non-medical costs 160.5 (74.4, 315.2)
 Indirect costs 70.4 (24.6, 296.2)
  1. SD Standard deviation, IQR Interquartile range, USD United States Dollars, CDC Centre for disease control and prevention, HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
  2. aDrug-susceptible pulmonary tuberculosis
  3. bA currency exchange rate of CNY 687 to USD 100 (December 2018)
  4. cPoverty line in China is Annual per capita household income less than USD 430