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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of pulmonary tuberculosis suspects (N = 382)

From: Smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis and associated risk factors among tuberculosis suspects attending spiritual holy water sites in Northwest Ethiopia

Characteristics   Frequency (%)
Gender Male 253 (66.2)
Female 129 (33.8)
Age 15-30 126 (33.0)
31-45 136 (35.6)
≥46 120 (31.4)
Residence Rural 280 (73.3)
Urban 102 (26.7)
Marital status Single 100 (26.2)
Married 235 (61.5)
Divorced 13 (3.4)
Widowed 34 (8.9)
Education status Can’t read and write 177 (46.3)
Primary school 150 (39.3)
High school (9-12) 47 (12.3)
>12 grade 8 (2.1)
Total family size 1- 5 182 (47.6)
>5 200 (52.4)
Occupation Farmer 196 (51.3)
House wife 57 (14.9)
Employee 44 (11.5)
Student 44 (11.3)
Othersa 41 (10.7)
Total monthly income <500 ETB 246 (64.4)
500-1000 ETB 79 (20.7)
>1000 ETB 57 (14.9)
  1. aReligious leaders, daily laborers, merchant, non-employed ETB = Ethiopian Birr