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Table 1 Characteristics of 456 household contacts in Mwanza, Tanzania

From: Investigation of household contacts of pulmonary tuberculosis patients increases case detection in Mwanza City, Tanzania

Contacts character Number (n) Percent (%)
Age in years
  < 5 6 1.3
 5–14 66 14.5
 15–19 45 9.9
 20–24 60 13.2
 25–44 182 39.9
 45–64 85 18.6
  > 65 12 2.6
Sex
 Male 196 43.0
 Female 260 57.2
Education level completed
 Illiterate 76 16.7
 Primary 285 62.5
 Secondary 88 19.3
 Tertiary 7 1.5
Marital Status
 Married 253 55.5
 Singlea 203 44.5
Family members
  < 5 37 8.1
 5–9 185 40.6
 10–14 183 40.1
 15–20 51 11.2
Relationship
 Child 79 17.3
 Siblings 187 41.0
 Spouse 24 5.3
 Uncle-Aunt 24 5.3
 Parent 112 24.6
 Grand parent 30 6.6
Number of meals
  < 3 186 40.8
  ≥ 3 270 59.2
Distance to Health facility
  < 1Km 92 20.2
 1–4.9 Km 334 73.2
 5–10 Km 30 6.6
Smoking
 No 436 95.6
 Yes 20 4.4
Cough
 No 16 3.5
 Yes 440 96.5
Fever
 No 342 75.0
 Yes 114 25.0
Cough blood
 No 445 97.6
 Yes 11 2.4
Weight loss
 No 417 9.5
 Yes 39 8.6
Night sweat
 No 299 65.6
 Yes 157 34.4
  1. aWidowed and divorced were handled as single