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Table 2 Baseline socio-demographic and behavioural characteristics of DR-TB patients stratified by lost to follow-up, University of Gondar Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, September 2010–December 2017, (N = 332)

From: Incidence and predictors of lost to follow-up among drug-resistant tuberculosis patients at University of Gondar Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: a retrospective follow-up study

Variable Frequency (%) Lost to follow-up Status
Eventa (n = 36) Censoredb (n = 296)
Sex
 Male 206 (62.05) 20 186
 Female 126 (37.95) 16 110
Residency
 Urban 169 (50.90) 19 150
 Rural 163 (49.10) 17 146
Region
 Amhara 312 (93.98) 30 282
 Tigray 19 (5.72) 6 13
 Benshangul Gumuz 1 (0.30) 0 1
Marital status
 Married 131 (39.46) 18 113
 Single 104 (31.33) 10 96
 Divorced 36 (10.84) 4 32
 Widowed 9 (2.71) 2 7
 Separated 29 (8.74) 1 28
 < 18 years 19 (5.72) 2 17
 Not recorded 4 (1.20) 1 3
Level of education
 Not formally educated 120 (36.14) 16 104
 Primary 104 (31.33) 11 93
 Secondary 54 (16.27) 6 48
 Tertiary 44 (13.25) 2 42
 Not in school age 5 (1.51) 0 5
 Not recorded 5 (1.51) 1 4
Housing condition
 Homeless 46 (13.85) 10 36
 Having Home 248 (74.70) 26 222
 Not recorded 38 (11.45) 0 38
Occupation
 Not employed 117 (35.24) 9 108
 Employed 209 (62.95) 26 183
 Not recorded 6 (1.81) 1 5
Smoking
 No 277 (83.43) 32 245
 Yes 54 (16.27) 3 51
 Not recorded 1 (0.30) 1 0
Alcohol drink
 No 279 (84.04) 30 249
 Yes 50 (15.06) 5 45
 Not recorded 3 (0.90) 1 2
  1. Eventa in this study was patients lost during follow-up; Censoredb was either cured, completed, death, transfer out, still on treatment