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Table 2 Distribution of total costs and total costs as a proportion of AHI across income quintiles among TBa affected households in China (2017) (n = 1147)

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

Characteristic Pre-TB treatment TB treatment TB care overall
Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR)
Total costs(USD)
 1st MIPC quintile 219.5 (25.2, 579.9) 254.7 (161.3, 490.3) 588.4 (320.6, 1106.7)
 2ndMIPC quintile 213.8 (9.6, 669.2) 302.7 (193.9, 624.3) 668.5 (331.8, 1590.1)
 3rdMIPC quintile 220.4 (37.7, 857.3) 425.5 (270.0, 1016.7) 1093.0 (503.3, 1873.0)
 4th MIPC quintile 416.4 (103.4, 1376.2) 567.2 (316.3, 1115.8) 1264.4 (661.8, 2781.2)
 5th MIPC quintile 438.7 (65.2, 1436.9) 600.5 (367.3, 1378.3) 1638.5 (658.6, 3077.2)
 Overall 283.5 (41.8, 945.7) 413.1 (231.9, 927.8) 965.5 (461.8, 2059.3)
P-value <  0.001   <  0.001    <  0.001
Total costs as proportion of AHI
 1st MIPC quintile 30.6 (1.6, 83.5) 33.4 (16.3, 80.1) 72.5 (31.7, 189.8)
 2nd MIPC quintile 6.8 (0.0, 28.3) 14.1 (8.9, 32.6) 31.7 (13.7, 68.9)
 3rd MIPC quintile 7.7 (1.2, 23.6) 10.5 (5.2, 20.9) 23.5 (11.8, 40.0)
 4th MIPC quintile 5.4 (0.9, 15.1) 8.4 (4.6, 17.3) 19.5 (8.5, 37.9)
 5th MIPC quintile 2.6 (0.4, 8.6) 5 (2.8, 13.0) 13.5 (5.4, 25.1)
 Overall 6.3 (0.6, 25.1) 11.8 (5.2, 27.2) 24.7 (11.3, 60.7)
P-value <  0.001   <  0.001    <  0.001
  1. TB Tuberculosis, AHI Annual household income, MIPC Monthly income per capita, IQR Inter quartile range
  2. aDrug susceptible TB patients - China’s TB patient cost survey (2017)