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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study population (n = 2568)

From: Prevalence and factors associated with multidrug/rifampicin resistant tuberculosis among suspected drug resistant tuberculosis patients in Botswana

Variable Frequency
Age group (in years)
  < 14 years 87 (3.4%)
  > 14 years 2083 (81.1%)
 Unknown 398 (15.5%)
Gender
 Male 1317 (51.3%)
 Female 1159 (45.1%)
 Unknown 92 (3.6%)
HIV status
 Positive 1426 (55.5%)
 Negative 394 (15.3%)
 Unknown 748 (29.1%)
Smear status
 Positive 497 (19.3%)
 Negative 1273 (49.6%)
 Unknown 798 (31.1%)
Patient residence
 Urban/peri-urban 1471 (57.3%)
 Rural 1090 (42.4%)
 Other 7 (0.3%)
Patient Category
 New TB cases 917 (35.7%)
 Previously treated TB cases 1651 (64.3%)
DST method
 Gene Xpert 863 (33.6%)
 LJPM 1705 (66.4%)