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Table 1 Information on dissaving and patient characteristics for Bangladesh tuberculosis patients, stratified by cost band

From: What can dissaving tell us about catastrophic costs? Linear and logistic regression analysis of the relationship between patient costs and financial coping strategies adopted by tuberculosis patients in Bangladesh, Tanzania and Bangalore, India

Cost band Definition No. Mean patient cost (BDT) % Rural Mean age % Male Mean SES score No. reporting high income No. hospitalised No. dissaving
Loan Sale Both All
Low <100 % of median 48 4400 71 % 42 58 % −0.097 9 (19 %) 1 (2 %) 18 (38 %) 2 (4 %) 4 (8 %) 24 (50 %)
Medium 100–200 % of median 33 12,100 74 % 42 76 % −0.085 6 (18 %) 3 (9 %) 13 (39 %) 1 (3 %) 5 (15 %) 19 (58 %)
High 200–300 % of median 12 18,700 67 % 34 64 % 0.258 7 (58 %) 1 (7 %) 7 (58 %) 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %) 7 (58 %)
Extreme >300 % of median 3 99,400 33 % 41 67 % 1.233 1 (33 %) 2 (67 %) 3 (100 %) 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %) 3 (100 %)
All Any cost level 96 11,700 70 % 41 66 % 0.019 23 (24 %) 7 (7 %) 41 (43 %) 3 (3 %) 9 (9 %) 53 (55 %)
  1. BDT Bangladesh Taka. Median Patient cost 8,200BDT. High Income defined as >1935BDT / week