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Table 1 Demographic and social characteristics of the 356 TB patients (N/%)

From: High admission rates and heavy inpatient service costs of urban tuberculosis patients in eastern China

Variables n %
Gender
 Male 270 75.8
 Female 86 24.2
Age
  < 30 70 19.7
 30~44 48 13.5
 45~59 99 27.8
 60~ 139 39.0
Occupation
 Mental labourera 34 9.6
 Manual labourerb 154 43.2
 Retirec 146 41.0
 Unknown 22 6.2
Patient category
 New cases 304 85.4
 Previously treated cases 52 14.6
Residence
 Native 203 57.0
 Migration in China 153 43.0
Sputum smear test   0.0
 Negative cases 189 53.1
 Positive cases 167 46.9
  1. aMental labourer, including students, teachers, health workers and governmental personnel
  2. bManual labourer, including farmers, rural migrant workers, shepherd
  3. cRetire including retire and housekeeping