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Table 1 Background characteristics of the survey participants with NTM

From: Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) in Zambia: prevalence, clinical, radiological and microbiological characteristics

Variable Number Percent (%)
Sex (N = 923)   
 Male 446 48.32
 Female 477 51.68
Setting (N = 923)   
 Rural residence 708 76.71
 Urban residence 215 23.29
Age group (N = 923)   
 15–24 80 8.67
 25–34 128 13.87
 35–44 154 16.68
 45–54 143 15.49
 55–64 154 16.68
 65+ 264 28.60
Education (N = 923)   
 No schooling 190 20.59
 Primary 493 53.41
 Secondary 226 24.49
 Tertiary 14 1.52
Wealth Quintile (N = 834)   
 Lowest 215 25.78
 Second Lowest 208 24.94
 Middle 197 23.62
 Fourth 108 12.95
 Highest 106 12.71
Symptom Screening (N = 923)   
 Postive 655 70.96
 Negative 268 29.04
Field chest x-ray (N = 923)   
 Normal 443 48.00
 Abnormal 478 51.79
 Not done 2 0.22