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Table 2 Demographic and socioeconomic status of Tuberculosis patients by survey period (percentage)

From: Utilization and expenses of outpatient services among tuberculosis patients in three Chinese counties: an observational comparison study

  Total Dantu Yangzhong Jurong
Baseline Final Baseline Final Baseline Final Baseline Final
n = 230 n = 174 n = 80 n = 49 n = 77 n = 64 n = 73 n = 61
Sex
 Men 71.3 70.7 68.8 79.6 74.0 67.2 71.2 67.2
 Women 28.7 29.3 31.3 20.4 26.0 32.8 28.8 32.8
Age
 Mean (years) 59.2 62.6* 57.8 60.5 60.0 66.0* 60.1 60.8
Age group
 < 30 6.1 5.2 3.8 8.2 7.8 3.1 6.8 4.9
 30–59 36.1 28.7 45.0 30.6 31.2 23.4 31.5 32.8
 ≥ 60 57.8 66.1 51.3 61.2 61.0 73.4 61.6 62.3
Education level
 Primary school and below 55.2 64.9 47.5 49.0 50.6 75.0* 68.5 67.2
 Middle school 34.8 24.1 42.5 36.7 33.8 21.9 27.4 16.4
 High school 7.4 5.7 10.0 6.1 10.4 1.6 1.4 9.8
 College and above 2.6 4.6 0.0 6.1 5.2 1.6 2.7 6.6
 Missing 0.0 0.6 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Occupational status   
 Employed/farmer 46.1 39.1* 52.5 46.9 37.7 34.4* 47.9 37.7*
 Unemployed 8.3 9.2 12.5 16.3 2.6 7.8 9.6 4.9
 Retired 41.3 24.7 28.8 24.5 53.2 25.0 42.5 24.6
 Disabled 3.9 12.6 6.3 10.2 5.2 15.6 0.0 11.5
 Other 0.4 14.4 0.0 2.0 1.3 17.2 0.0 21.3
Income
 Mean (thousand yuan) 13.5 10.8* 13.8 12.5 16.2 10.0* 10.3 10.2
Income group
 Low 24.3 24.7 20.0 20.4 18.2 20.3 35.6 32.8
 Middle 50.0 49.4 52.5 46.9 50.6 59.4 46.6 41.0
 High 23.9 24.7 23.8 32.7 31.2 20.3 16.4 23.0
 Missing 1.7 1.1 3.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 3.3
Health insurance
 None 2.2 5.2 0.0 4.1 6.5 3.1 0.0 8.2*
 Resident health insurance 86.1 81.6 90.0 79.6 77.9 82.8 90.4 82.0
 Other health insurance 11.7 13.2 10.0 16.3 15.6 14.1 9.6 9.8
Residence
 Rural 90.4 89.7 96.3 87.8 83.1 84.4 91.8 96.7
 Urban 9.1 9.2 3.8 8.2 15.6 15.6 8.2 3.3
 Unified 0.4 1.1 0.0 4.1 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Diagnosis category
 New patient 73.9 73.6 81.3 69.4 67.5 62.5 72.6 88.5*
 Relapsed patient 26.1 26.4 18.8 30.6 32.5 37.5 27.4 11.5
  1. Data source: Patient surveys and hospital records
  2. * P < 0.05