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Table 2 Proportion of smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis with socio-demographic characteristics of study subjects

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

Variables Prevalence of smear positive PTB
Positive No (%) Negative No (%)
Gender Male 9 (81.8) 244 (65.8)
Female 2 (18.2) 127 (34.2)
Age groups 15-30 1 (9.1) 125 (33.7)
31 -45 3 (27.3) 133 (35.8)
≥46 7 (63.6) 113 (30.5)
Residence Rural 8 (72.7) 272 (73.7)
Urban 3 (27.3) 99 (26.3)
Marital status Single 2 (18.2) 98 (26.4)
Married 7 (63.6) 228 (61.5)
Divorced 1 (9.1) 12 (3.2)
Widowed 1 (9.1) 33 (8.9)
Education status Can’t read and write 6 (54.5) 171 (46.1)
Primary school 3 (27.3) 147 (39.6)
High school (9-12) 1 (9.1) 46 (12.4)
>12 grade 1 (9.1) 7 (87.5)
Total family size 1 -5 1 (9.1) 181 (48.8)
>5 10 (90.9) 190 (51.2)
Occupation Farmer 7 (63.6) 189 (50.9)
House wife 1 (9.1) 56 (15.1)
Employed 1 (9.1) 43 (11.6)
Student 1 (9.1) 43 (11.6)
Othersa 1 (9.1) 40 (10.8)
Total monthly income <500 ETB 9 (81.8) 237 (63.1)
500 -1000 ETB 1 (9.1) 78 (21.0)
>1000 ETB 1 (9.1) 56 (15.1)
Total   11 (2.9) 371 (97.1)
  1. aReligious leaders, daily laborers, merchant, non-employed, ETB = Ethiopian birr