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Table 1 General information of patients participated in the survey under the three models

From: Comparing patient care seeking pathways in three models of hospital and TB programme collaboration in China

  The dispensary model The specialist model The integrated model
Patients survey 100 90 103
Average age x ¯ (95%CI) 53 (49.6-56.1)a 46 (41.8-49.8) 42 (38.8-45.1)
Male, N (%) 62 (62) 62 (69) 65 (63)
Married, N (%) 79 (79) 58 (64) 72 (70)
Farmer, N (%) 67 (67) 51 (57) 24 (23)b
With medical insurance, N (%) 94 (94) 82 (91) 77 (75)
Per capita annual income (RMB) x ¯ (95%CI) 5,146 (3481-6811) 4,226 (2930-5523) 11,197 (8516-13878)c
  1. 1 USD = 6.8 RMB.
  2. a Kruskal-Wallis H test showed that significant difference was found among three models (χ2 = 36.448, P<0.001). The average age of patients in the dispensary model was significantly higher than that in the specialist model (P = 0.003) and the integrated model (P<0.001).
  3. b Significant lower than the dispensary model (χ2 = 39.176, P<0.001) and the specialist model (χ2 = 22.506, P<0.001).
  4. c Kruskal-Wallis H test showed that significant difference was found among three models (χ2 = 21.056, P<0.001). Per capita income of patients in the integrated model was significantly higher than that in the dispensary model (P<0.001) and the specialist model (P<0.001).