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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of pediatric patient with TB and Without TB in public health facilities of Bale zone, south east Ethiopia, 2016

From: Predictors of pediatric tuberculosis in public health facilities of Bale zone, Oromia region, Ethiopia: a case control study

Variable Level Disease status
Case Control
Frequency (%) Frequency (%)
Age ≤5 39 (27.5) 106 (37.3)
5–10 50 (35.2) 105 (36.9)
10–15 53 (37.3) 73 (25.7)
Sex Male 71 (50) 136 (47.9)
Female 71 (50) 148 (52.1)
Religion Muslim 102 (71.8) 142 (50)
Orthodox 32 (22.5) 109 (38.4)
Protestant 2 (1.4) 30 (10.6)
Catholic 2 (1.4%) 2 (0.7)
Wakefeta 4 (2.8%) 1 (0.4)
Ethnicity Amhara 9 (6.3%) 62 (21.8)
Oromo 121 (85.2%) 178 (62.7)
Tigre 2 (1.4%) 13 (4.6)
Gurage 2 (1.4%) 14 (4.9)
Others 8 (5.6%) 17 (6.0)
Child’s educational status Can’t read and write 13 (9.2%) 5 (1.8)
Not enrolled 54 (38.0%) 135 (47.5)
Primary school 68 (47.9%) 140 (49.3)
Secondary school 7 (4.9%) 4 (1.4)
Mother’s educational status Can’t read and write 69 (48.6%) 59 (20.8)
Can read and write 29 (20.4%) 46 (16.2)
Primary school 20 (14.1%) 71 (25.0)
Secondary education 19 (13.4) 74 (26.1)
Above secondary education 5 (3.5) 34 (12.0)
Father’s educational status Can’t read and write 39 (27.5) 35 (12.3)
Can read and write 45 (31.7) 46 (16.2)
Primary school 26 (18.3) 48 (16.9)
Secondary education 20 (14.1) 86 (30.3)
Above secondary education 12 (8.5) 69 (24.3)
Mother’s occupation Farmer 34 (23.9) 27 (9.5)
Merchant 25 (17.6) 83 (29.5)
Gov’t employee 8 (5.6) 47 (16.5)
Non gov’t employee 2 (1.4) 15 (5.3)
Day labor 3 (2.1) 5 (1.8)
Housewife 70 (49.3) 107 (37.7)
Father’s occupation Farmer 82 (57.7) 73 (25.7)
Merchant 32 (22.5) 77 (27.1)
Gov’t employee 13 (9.2) 84 (29.6)
Non gov’t employee 6 (4.2) 28 (9.9)
Day labor 3 (2.1) 13 (4.6)
Pastoral 2 (1.4) 3 (1.1)
Others 4 (2.8) 6 (2.1)
Family size ≤5 65 (45.8) 185 (65.1)
> 5 77 (54.2) 99 (34.9)