Table 2

Percentage of TB suspects not seeking professional care, by socio-demographic characteristics, rural China, 2003

Influencing factors

No. TB suspects

No. TB suspects who did not go to see a doctor

% TB suspects who did not go to see a doctor

X2

P value


Total

2308

856

37.1

Age group

<30

235

72

30.6

7.054

0.070

30–44

425

173

40.7

45–59

772

293

38.0

60 & over

876

318

36.3

Sex

female

1082

378

34.9

4.047

0.044

Male

1226

478

39.0

Health insurance

No

2005

752

37.5

1.358

0.244

Yes

297

101

34.0

Education

Illiterate

932

352

37.8

4.304

0.116

Primary school

774

309

39.9

Secondary school and above

470

160

34.0

Occupation

Farmer

1692

638

37.7

0.005

0.942

Non-farmer

483

183

37.9

Household income

Low

854

342

40.0

7.648

0.022

Medium

691

259

37.5

High

763

255

33.4

Colour TV holding

No

1188

467

39.3

5.104

0.024

Yes

1119

389

34.8


Note:

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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