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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the study participants attending Felegehiwot Referral Hospital in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

From: Time to first consultation, diagnosis and treatment of TB among patients attending a referral hospital in Northwest, Ethiopia

Variable N (%) P value
Sex   
 Male 124 (61,7)  
 Female 77 (38.3) 0.001
Age   
 15-34 133 (66.2)  
 35-54 53 (26.4) 0.000
 >55 14 (7.0)  
Marriage   
 Married 113 (56.2)  
 Single 66 (32.8) 0.000
 Widowed 7 (3.5)  
 Divorced 15 (7.5)  
Residence   
 Urban 86 (42.8)  
 Rural 115 (57.2) 0.41
Education   
 Below 8th grade 135 (67.2)  
 Secondary 32 (15.9)  
 College and above 34 (16.9) 0.000
Employment   
 Peasants 87 (43.3)  
 Civil servant 20 (10.0)  
 Others 94 (46.8) 0.000
HIV sero-status   
 Positive 42 (20.9)  
 Negative 128 (63.7) 0.000
 Not known 31 (15.4)  
Patient category   
 Smear-positive 42 (20.9)  
 Smear-negative 78 (38.8) 0.000
 Extra pulmonary 81 (40.3)  
Income   
 Less than 300 birr§ 137 (68.2)  
 Above 300 birr 64 (31.8) 0.000
No people   
 1-2 49 (24.4)  
 3-4 67 (33.3) 0.008
 5 and above 85 (42.3)  
No rooms   
 1 166 (82.6)  
 2 22 (10.9) 0.000
 3 and above 13 (6.5)  
  1. §300 Birr = USD 16.