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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants

From: Community-based cross-sectional survey of latent tuberculosis infection in Afar pastoralists, Ethiopia, using QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube and tuberculin skin test

Characteristic Number (%)
Gender:  
   Female 262 (40.2)
   Male 390 (59.8)
Age (years):  
   18-29 269 (41.3)
   30-44 241(37.0)
   45-60 133 (20.4)
   61+ 9 (1.4)
Marital status:  
Married: 527 (80.8)
Unmarried: 100 (15.3)
Other: 25 (3.83)
Ethnicity  
   Afar 648 (99.4)
   Other 4 (0.6)
Religion :  
Muslim: 650 (99.7)
Other: 2 (0.3)
Occupation :  
   Pastoralist 522 (80.0)
   Agro-pastoralist 104 (16.0)
   Other 26 (4.0)
Educational status  
   Illiterate: 574 (88.0)
   Literate: 78 (12.0)
BCG scar present :  
Yes 113 (17.4)
No 538 (82.6)
History of contact with TB patient:  
   Yes 44 (6.8)
   No 608 (93.3)