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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 294 participants in Kampala, Uganda, April–July 2014

From: Four Degrees of Separation: Social Contacts and Health Providers Influence the Steps to Final Diagnosis of Active Tuberculosis Patients in Urban Uganda

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Median Age (IQR), yrs 30 (24–38) NA
Age groups   
 18–24 74 25.0
 25–34 108 37.0
 35–44 71 24.3
 ≥45 41 13.7
Sex   
 Female 124 41.3
 Male 170 58.7
Marital status   
 Never married 103 35.0
 Currently married 106 36.7
 Previously married 85 28.3
Division of Residence   
 Rubaga 26 9.0
 Nakawa 12 4.0
 Central 27 9.7
 Kawempe 76 26.0
 Makindye 31 10.3
 Othera 122 41.0
Employedc   
 Yes 244 83.3
 No 50 16.7
Median Monthly Income, US$ (IQR)b 80 (40–160) NA
TB Treatment Category   
 New 224 76.1
 Retreatment 70 23.9
HIV Status   
 Positive 96 32.7
 Negative 184 62.7
 Don’t know 14 4.6
Smoking Status   
 Current Smoker 34 13.0
 Previous Smoker 41 15.6
 Non Smoker 190 71.4
 Missing 29 -
Cellphone Ownership   
 Yes 237 81.0
 No 57 19.0
  1. aOthers = Towns outside of the 5 divisions of Kampala district
  2. bIncome in Uganda Shillings (1US$ ~ Ushs 2500)
  3. cIncludes both formal and informal employment