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Table 2 Behavioral and environmental factors of new adult pulmonary tuberculosis patients attending selected health facilities of two zones of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 875)

From: Delay in treatment initiation and its association with clinical severity and infectiousness among new adult pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Tigray, northern Ethiopia

Variable categories Frequency Percent
Alcohol use Yes 464 53
No 411 47
History of smoking Yes 89 10.2
No 786 89.8
Previous TB contact Yes 128 13.3
No 747 77.8
Family size 1–3 477 54.5
> 3 398 45.5
Number of rooms < 2 358 40.9
< 2 517 59.1