Table 1

Percentage distribution of self-reported TB cases across demographic and socioeconomic attributes, India, NFHS-4 (2014–2015)

Background attributesPercentage distribution of across subgroups for background variables
TB casesOverall sample
%N%N
Wealth Index Groups
 Poorest quantile34.1297320.0609 790
 Poorer quantile23.4225620.0625 444
 Middle quantile18.4174420.0586 096
 Richer quantile14.7124420.0535 071
 Richest quantile9.375620.0512 642
Highest educational level
 No education47.3408730.2879 880
 Primary19.7185823.0676 899
 Secondary29.1268137.51 072 826
 Higher Secondary or higher levels3.73159.2232 787
Sex
 Male65.0579550.21 442 520
 Female34.9317849.81 426 523
Age-groups
 0–5 years1.111910.9320 613
 6–17 years6.162823.4694 263
 18–29 years12.4117821.5610 077
 30–59 years50.6460634.0959 987
 60+29.7244210.3284 103
Place of residence
 Urban27.2201333.0804 654
 Rural72.8696067.02 064 389
Social group
 Scheduled castes25.2179021.4518 354
 Scheduled tribes11.623429.7529 947
 Other backward castes42.4313744.41 103 360
 Other 'general' castes20.0138923.8585 723
 Total89732 859 955
  • Note (A): OBC is a collective term used by the Government of India to classify castes which are educationally or socially disadvantaged. It is one of several official classifications of the population of India, along with Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SCs and STs) (Wikipedia, accessed on 15 March 2019).

  • Note (B): The ‘N’ denotes unweighted number of observations, but the percentage distribution figures account for sampling weights.

  • Source: Authors’ calculations from NFHS-4 data.

  • NFHS-4, National Family Health Survey-Round 4; OBC, other backward class; TB, tuberculosis.