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Table 3 Number of TB suspects checked per MC in association with MC's service population,

From: Evaluating the impact of decentralising tuberculosis microscopy services to rural township hospitals in gansu province, china

Indicators   No. of TB suspects checked
Mean (Median)
Service population ≤10000 39 (18)
  10001-20000 45 (25)
  20001-30000 54 (34)
  >30000 69 (48)a
Per capita income of MC covered areas:  
  ≤1000 RMB(USD 147) 42 (24)
  1001-2000 RMB (USD 147-294) 65 (43)b
  2001-3000 RMB(USD 294-441) 40 (23)
  >3000 RMB(USD 441) 39 (22)
Supervision visit from CTD Yes 55 (34)c
  No 47 (21)
  1. a Significant differences was found among groups (F = 8.232, χ2 = 12.637, P < 0.001). Group ' > 30,000 population was significantly higher than other groups (P < 0.05).
  2. b Significant difference was found among groups. '1001-2000 RMB(USD 147-294)' had higher number than the two higher income groups (P < 0.01).
  3. c MCs with supervision checked more TB suspects (Mann-Whitney test, Z = -2.476, P = 0.013)