Table 1

Number and prevalence of TB suspects by socio-demographic characteristics in rural China, 2003

Socio-demographic factors

No. of population

Number of TB suspects

Prevalence (/100,000)

X2

P Value


(1)

(2)


Age group

2263.502

<0.0001

<30

62400

235

376

30–44

36062

425

1178

45–59

28914

772

2669

60 & over

16614

876

5272

Sex

3.082

0.079

female

70556

1082

1533

Male

73435

1226

1669

Health insurance

30.727

<0.0001

No

129303

2005

1550

Yes

13630

297

2179

Education

689.508

<0.0001

Illiterate

25369

932

3673

Primary school

34623

774

2235

Secondary school and above

51095

470

919

Occupation

33.696

<0.0001

Farmer

80317

1692

2106

Non-farmer

30808

483

1567

Household income

24.202

<0.0001

Low

46657

854

1830

Medium

48177

691

1434

high

48604

763

1569

Colour TV holding

109.610

<0.0001

No

58804

1188

2020

Yes

85089

1119

1315

Total No. of population

143,991

2308

1602


Note:

(1) Some cases with missing value for total population were taken as missing cases: 1 missed for age group;1058 missed for health insurance; 32904 missed and unreported for education; 32866 missed and unreported for occupation; 553 missed for household income; 98 missed for colour TV holding.

(2)Some cases with missing value for suspects were taken as missing cases: 6 missed for health insurance; 131 missed and unreported for education and occupation; 2 missed for household colour TV holding.

Zhang et al. BMC Public Health 2007 7:19   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-19

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