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Table 3 Prevalence (%) of economic consequences for COPD, hypertension, and comorbidity and coping mechanisms in rural and urban sites

From: Consequences of hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, healthcare-seeking behaviors of patients, and responses of the health system: a population-based cross-sectional study in Bangladesh

Economic crises and coping mechanisms Dhaka (urban) Matlab (rural)
COPD HT Comorbidity COPD HT Comorbidity
Faced some financial problems 12.5** 3.3 0.0 2.4 1.4 0.0
Coping mechanism $       
 Sold household assets 1.1** 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.7 0.0
 Spent/reduced savings 4.3** 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0
 Reduced expenditure on food 6.5** 1.2 0.0 0.7 0.7 0.0
 Borrowed money from relative/friend 7.1** 2.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0
 Others 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0
No. of patients (N) 184 246 53 292 140 74
  1. $Multiple responses were possible; **p < 0.01 (the prevalence compared between sites).