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Table 2 Financial and disease information for migrant and resident leprosy patients

From: Evaluation of the economic burden of leprosy among migrant and resident patients in Guangdong Province, China

  Migrants
n (%)
Residents
n (%)
Total
n (%)
χ2 P Value
Medical insurance
 Yes 63 (72.4) 153 (91.6) 216 (85.0) 15.265 <0.001
 No 22 (25.3) 13 (7.8) 35 (13.8)
 No data 2 (2.3) 1 (0.6) 3 (1.2)
Debt
 Yes 19 (21.8) 45 (26.9) 64 (25.2) 0.708 0.400
 No 67 (77.0) 122 (73.1) 189 (74.4)
 No data 1 (1.1) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.4)
Financial aid
 Yes 20 (23.0) 25 (15.0) 45 (17.7) 2.760 0.115
 No 60 (69.0) 131 (78.4) 191 (75.2)
 No data 7 (8.0) 11 (6.6) 18 (7.1)
Income Changing after diagnosed
 Decrease 29(33.3) 69(41.3) 98(38.6) 5.79 0.055
 Increase 10(11.5) 7(4.2) 17(6.7)
 Insignificant 40(46.0) 87(52.1) 127(50.0)
 No data 8(9.2) 4(2.4) 12(4.7)
Job Changing after diagnosed
 Loss job 13(14.9) 25(15.0) 38(15.0) 22.614 <0.001
 Go home and be a farmer 1(1.1) 16(9.6) 17(6.7)
 Change job 24(27.6) 20(12.0) 44(17.3)
 Unemployment both before and after diagnosed 9(10.3) 45(26.9) 54(21.3)
 No change 39(44.8) 61(36.5) 100(39.4)
 No data 1(1.1) 0 1(0.4)
Leprosy typea
 TT 4 (4.6) 4 (2.4) 8 (3.1) 13.220 0.033
 BT 12 (13.8) 37 (22.2/) 49 (19.3)
 BB 4 (4.6) 13 (7.8) 17 (6.7)
 BL 21 (24.1) 41 (24.6) 62 (24.4)
 LL 41 (47.1) 67 (40.1) 108 (42.5)
 I 3 (3.4) 0 (0.0) 3 (1.2)
 no data 2 (2.3) 5 (3.0) 7 (2.8)
Delay time
 Two years and below 42 (48.3) 95 (56.9) 137 (53.9) 1.566 0.667
 2–5 years 22 (25.3) 33 (19.8) 55 (21.7)
 5–10 years 11 (12.6) 22 (13.2) 33 (13.0)
 10 years and up 6 (6.9) 11 (6.6) 17 (6.7)
 No data 6 (6.9) 6 (3.6) 12 (4. 7)
G1Db
 Yes 7 (8.0) 28 (16.8) 35 (13.8) 3.491 0.043
 No 78 (89.7) 138 (82.6) 216 (85.0)
 No data 2 (2.3) 1 (0.6) 3 (1.2)
G2D
 Yes 12 (13.8) 31 (18.6) 43 (16.9) 0.822 0.479
 No 73 (83.9) 135 (80.8) 208 (81.9)
 No data 2 (2.3) 1 (0.6) 3(1.2)
Neuritis
 Yes 25 (28.7) 42 (25.1) 67 (26.4) 0.485 0.547
 No 60 (69.0) 124 (74.3) 184 (72.4)
 No data 2 (2.3) 1 (0.6) 3 (1.2)
Lepra reaction
 Yes 28 (32.2) 37 (22.8) 66 (26.0) 2.929 0.097
 No 57 (65.5) 128 (76.6) 185 (72.8)
 No data 2 (2.3) 1 (0.6) 3 (1.2)
  1. aTT-Tuberculosis leprosy; BT-borderline tuberculoid leprosy; BB-borderline leprosy; BL-borderline lepromatous leprosy; LL-lepromatous leprosy; I-indeterminate leprosy
  2. bThe leprosy disability grades were in terms of the standard of the sixth leprosy experts committee of WHO (1988)