Table 6

Annual household medical costs as percentage of annual household expenditure and annual household income for TB suspects and diagnosed TB patients in 2002, by income group

Total household medical expense (Yuan)

Total household income (Yuan)

Total household expenditure (Yuan)

Medical expense as % of total household income = /

Medical expense as % of total household expenditure = /


TB suspects (N = 2308)

Low income group (N = 854)

1239

2718

4158

45.6

29.8

Middle income group (N = 691)

1121

5810

5835

19.3

19.2

High income group (N = 763)

2147

12835

9946

16.7

21.6

TB patients (N = 180)

Low income group (N = 80)

1241

2954

4105

42.0

30.2

Middle income group (N = 56)

2061

7393

8033

27.9

25.7

High income group (N = 46)

2090

11219

9198

18.6

22.7


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

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