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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of TB patients West Armachiho and Metema districts, Northwest Ethiopia February 01 to June 25, 2014

From: Multidrug resistant tuberculosis: prevalence and risk factors in districts of metema and west armachiho, Northwest Ethiopia

Variable Total TB cases (N = 124) New active TB cases (N = 88) Retreatment TB cases (N = 36)
Age group in years    
≤25 37 (29.8 %) 31 (35.2) 6 (16.7)
26–35 57 (46 %) 38 (43.2) 19 (52.8)
36–45 16 (12.9) 11 (12.5) 5 (13.9)
≥46 14 (11.3) 8 (9.1) 6 (16.7)
Gender    
Male 80 (64.5) 53 (60.2) 27 (75)
Female 44 (35.5) 35 (39.8) 9 (25)
Resident    
Urban 66 (53.2) 47 (53.4) 19 (52.8)
Rural 58 (46.2) 41 (46.6) 17 (47.2)
Occupation:    
Farmers and day laborers 59 (47.6) 41 (46.6) 18 (50)
House wife 28 (22.6) 21 (23.9) 7 (19.4)
Government employee 8 (6.5) 8 (9.1) 0
Merchant 16 (12.9) 13 (14.8) 3 (8.3)
Driver 5 (4) 1 (1.1) 4 (11.1)
Student 8 (6.5) 4 (4.5) 4 (11.1)
Income/month:    
<500 birr 39 (31.5) 29 (33) 10 (27.8)
500 birr - 999 birr 55 (44.4) 39 (44.3) 16 (44.4)
≥1000 birr 25 (20.2) 16 (18.2) 9 (25)
No means of income 5 (4) 4 (4.5) 1 (2.8)
Religion:    
Christian 116 (93.5) 82 (93.2) 34 (94.4)
Muslim 8 (6.5) 6 (6.8) 2 (5.6)
Ethnicity:    
Amhara 102 (82.3) 77 (87.5) 25 (69.4)
Tigre 22 (17.7) 11 (12.5) 11 (30.6)
Educational status:    
Illiterate 64 (51.6) 42 (47.7) 22 (61.1)
Primary school 36 (29.0) 26 (29.5) 10 (27.8)
Secondary school 17 (13.7) 14 (15.9) 3 (8.3)
Diploma and above 7 (5.6) 6 (6.8) 1 (2.8)
Marital status:    
Married 62 (50) 44 (50) 18 (50)
Un married 45 (36.3) 35 (39.8) 10 (27.8)
Widowed 5 (4) 4 (4.5 %) 1 (2.8)
Divorced 12 (9.7) 5 (5.7) 7 (19.4)