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Table 3 Information on dissaving and patient characteristics for Bangalore 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 (INR) Mean income (INR / yr) Mean age % Male % Low SES % Hospitalised No. dissaving
Loan Sale Both All
Low <100 % of median 445 1700 4900 33 51 % 51 % 20 % 69 (16 %) 6 (1 %) 8 (2 %) 83 (19 %)
Medium 100–200 % of median 191 5800 5700 35 59 % 51 % 48 % 73 (38 %) 6 (3 %) 9 (5 %) 88 (46 %)
High 200–300 % of median 98 9700 5400 35 63 % 49 % 65 % 45 (46 %) 3 (3 %) 8 (8 %) 56 (57 %)
Extreme >300 % of median 157 24,000 5800 35 74 % 38 % 78 % 79 (50 %) 3 (2 %) 23 (15 %) 105 (67 %)
All Any cost level 891 7400 5300 35 59 %   42 % 266 (30 %) 18 (2 %) 48 (5 %) 332 (37 %)
  1. INR Indian Rupee. Median patient cost 4000INR