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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of patients at baseline visit (n = 155)

From: Changes in health-related quality of life and the associated factors among Myanmar migrants with tuberculosis: a cohort study

Variable Category Baseline n (%)
Age in years 18–35 66 (42.6)
35–44 41 (26.5)
45+ 48 (31.0)
Gender Male 101 (65.2)
Female 54 (34.8)
Ethnicity Burmese 96 (61.9)
Karen 37 (23.9)
Mon 4 (2.6)
Othera 18 (11.6)
Literate Yes 122 (78.7)
No 33 (21.3)
Marital Status Married 94 (60.6)
Not Married 61 (39.4)
Place of residence Within Mae Sot 129 (83.2)
Outside Mae Sot 26 (16.8)
Having a job at TB diagnosis Yes 129 (83.2)
No 26 (16.8)
Wage type Daily 62 (40.0)
Monthly 40 (25.8)
Other 27 (17.4)
Missing 26 (16.8)
Type of household Living alone 29 (18.7)
Living with family 113 (72.9)
Living with others 13 (8.4)
Documented migrant Yes 90 (58.1)
No 65 (41.9)
Health insurance Yes 54 (34.8)
No 101 (65.2)
Thai language Know a few words 92 (59.4)
Do not understand at all 41 (26.5)
Can speak well 22 (14.2)
  1. TB tuberculosis
  2. a Other refers to Rakhine, Chinese, Naga, Pa Oh and Gaw Rakhar