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Table 1 Distribution of socio-demographic characteristics of 9247 respondents by knowledge of TB and attitude towards TB among the general population of Lesotho

From: Knowledge, attitude and associated factors towards tuberculosis in Lesotho: a population based study

Variables Female Male Total
6621 (71.6%) 2626 (28.4%) 9247
Age
 15–24 2842 (42.9) 1224 (46.6) 4066 (44.0)
 25–34 1979 (29.9) 739 (28.1) 2718 (29.4)
 35–44 1310 (19.8) 497 (18.9) 1807 (19.5)
 45–49 490 (7.4) 166 (6.3) 656 (7.1)
Type of Place of residence
 Urban 2202 (33.3) 821 (31.3) 3023 (32.7)
 Rural 4419 (66.7) 1805 (68.7) 6224 (67.3)
Educational status
 No education 8 (1.2) 37 (9.0) 318 (3.4)
 Primary 2665 (40.3) 1228 (46.8) 3893 (42.1)
 secondary 3354 (50.7) 972 (37.0) 4326 (46.8)
 Higher 521 (7.9) 189 (7.2) 710 (7.7)
Religion
 No religion 65 (1.0) 195 (7.4) 260 (2.8)
 Christian 6473 (97.8) 2395 (91.2) 8868 (95.9)
 Islam 11 (0.2) 9 (0.3) 20 (0.2)
 Other 72 (1.1) 27 (1.0) 99 (1.1)
Wealth index
 Poor 2321 (35.1) 969 (36.9) 3290 (35.6)
 Middle 1307 (19.7) 542 (20.6) 1849 (20.0)
 Rich 2993 (45.2) 1115 (42.5) 4108 (44.4)
Current Marital Status
 Never Married 2201 (33.2) 1464 (55.8) 3665 (39.6)
 Currently Married/Cohabiting 3609 (54.5) 993 (37.8) 4602 (49.8)
 Formerly Married/Cohabiting 811 (12.2) 169 (6.4) 980 (10.6)
Media Exposure
 No 1396 (21.1) 590 (22.5) 1986 (21.5)
 Yes 5225 (78.9) 2036 (77.5) 7261 (78.5)
Occupation
 Agricultural 305 (11.9) 649 (39.4) 954 (22.7)
 Non Agricultural 2255 (88.1) 997 (60.6) 3252 (77.3)