Table 7

Per capita medical costs as percentage of per capita expenditure and per capita income for the general population, TB suspects and diagnosed TB patients aged 45–59 years in 2002, by income group

Per capita medical expense

Per capita income

Per capita expenditure

Medical expense as % of income = /

Medical expense as % of expenditure = /


Low-income group

General population(N = 7491)

213

766

1053

27.7

20.2

TB Suspects(N = 238)

329

718

1162

45.8

28.3

TB Patients(N = 25)

823

735

1626

112.0

50.6

Middle-income group

General population(N = 9184)

215

1624

1543

13.2

13.9

TB Suspects(N = 223)

290

1616

1698

17.9

17.1

TB Patients(N = 21)

317

1590

1451

19.9

21.8

High-income group

General population(N = 12239)

386

4371

3077

8.8

12.5

TB Suspects(N = 311)

798

4200

3394

19.0

23.5

TB Patients(N = 16)

1081

3370

2984

32.7

36.2


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

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