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Table 5 Proportions of tuberculosis-affected households reporting impoverishing mechanisms and social consequences

From: Out-of-pocket payments and economic consequences from tuberculosis care in eastern China: income inequality

 TotalIncome quartiles a
Q1Q2Q3Q4
Coping strategies
 Loan only199 (45.8)66 (63.5)61 (54.0)39 (35.8)33 (30.3)
 Sale of productive assets only2 (0.5)1 (1.0)0 (0.0)1 (0.9)0 (0.0)
 Loan and sale of productive assets10 (2.3)2 (1.9)5 (4.4)2 (1.8)1 (0.9)
 Any combination of the three above211 (48.6)69 (66.4)66 (58.4)42 (38.5)34 (31.2)
Social consequences
 Food insecurity149 (34.3)43 (41.3)37 (32.7)36 (33.0)33 (30.3)
 Divorce or separation from spouse56 (16.5)9 (11.7)12 (13.3)16 (18.2)19 (22.4)
 Loss of job156 (35.9)26 (25.0)37 (32.7)46 (42.2)47 (43.1)
 Interruption of child’s schooling10 (2.3)1 (1.0)6 (5.3)2 (1.9)1 (0.9)
 Social exclusion139 (31.9)30 (28.8)38 (33.6)34 (31.2)37 (33.9)
Self-reported influences
 No impact37 (8.5)9 (8.7)6 (5.3)6 (5.5)16 (14.7)
 Little impact94 (21.6)9 (8.7)23 (20.4)32 (29.4)30 (27.5)
 Moderate impact107 (24.6)19 (18.3)39 (34.5)29 (26.6)20 (18.3)
 Serious impact114 (26.2)35 (33.7)25 (22.1)27 (24.8)27 (24.8)
 Very serious impact83 (19.1)32 (30.8)20 (17.7)15 (13.8)16 (14.7)
  1. aIncome quartiles are arranged from lower to higher (Q1 = lower; Q4 = higher). Abbreviations: Q1 1st Quartiles; Q2 2nd Quartiles; Q3 3rd Quartiles; Q4 4th Quartiles