Table 4

Distribution income region of 42 patients who abandoned therapy due to economic difficulties

Patients’ home residenceIncome level*2016 GDP per capita† (CN¥)2016 PCDI (CN¥)Abandoned treatment because of economic difficulties (%)
Hong KongHigh289 928153 9200
ShanghaiHigh116 56254 3050
ZhejiangHigh84 91638 5290
TianjinHigh115 05334 0740
JiangsuHigh96 88732 0701 (2.4)
GuangdongHigh74 01630 2963 (7.1)
FujianMiddle74 70727 6081 (2.4)
ShandongMiddle68 73324 6853 (7.1)
Inner MongoliaMiddle72 06424 1271 (2.4)
ChongqingMiddle58 50222 0345 (11.9)
HubeiMiddle55 66521 7874 (9.5)
HunanMiddle46 38221 1150
JiangxiMiddle40 40020 1102 (4.8)
AnhuiMiddle39 56119 9981 (2.4)
HeilongjiangMiddle40 43219 8381 (2.4)
HebeiLow43 06219 7253 (7.1)
ShanxiLow35 53219 0491 (2.4)
ShaanxiLow51 01518 8740
SichuanLow40 00318 8085 (11.9)
YunnanLow31 09316 72010 (23.8)
GansuLow27 64314 6701 (2.4)
Abandonment rate
High-income regions4 (9.5)P=0.0045‡
Middle-income regions18 (42.8)
Low-income regions20 (47.6)
  • The average exchange rate in June 2018 was US$1=CN¥6.7.

  • *High income, upper third of the average per capita disposable income (PCDI) in 2016 for each province; middle income, middle third of the average PCDI; low income, lower third of the average PCDI.

  • †2016 economic statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

  • ‡For comparison of abandonment rates across three income regions.

  • GDP, gross domestic product.