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Table 2 Information on dissaving and patient characteristics for Tanzania 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 (000 s TZS) % Rural Mean age % Male Mean SES score % Reporting high income % Hospitalised No. dissaving
Loan Sale Both All
Low <100 % of median 47 139 41 % 37 60 % 0.246 7 (15 %) 4 (9 %) 7 (15 %) 11 (23 %) 5 (11 %) 23 (49 %)
Medium 100–200 % of median 28 294 50 % 39 54 % 0.249 7 (25 %) 4 (14 %) 3 (11 %) 8 (29 %) 8 (29 %) 19 (68 %)
High 200–300 % of median 10 544 60 % 42 80 % 0.042 3 (30 %) 3 (30 %) 0 (0 %) 1 (10 %) 5 (50 %) 6 (60 %)
Extreme >300 % of median 9 1053 22 % 44 67 % 0.204 5 (55 %) 7 (78 %) 3 (33 %) 3 (33 %) 3 (33 %) 9 (100 %)
All Any cost level 94 323 44 % 39 66 % 0.221 22 (23 %) 18 (19 %) 13 (14 %) 23 (24 %) 21 (22 %) 57 (61 %)
  1. TZS Tanzania Shilling. Median Patient cost 230,000TZS. High Income defined as >20,000TZS / week