Table 1

Baseline socio-demographic factors and clinical characteristics of the study participants
Characteristic Frequency (n=260) Percentage (%)
Age (years) Mean (*SD) 34.7(9.5)
18-35 154 59.2
36-50 91 35
>50 15 5.8
Gender Male 146 56.2
Female 114 43.8
Place of residence Rural 77 29.6
Urban 183 70.4
Level of education No formal education 18 6.9
Primary level 168 64.6
Secondary level 54 20.8
Tertiary level 20 7.7
Occupation Unemployed 58 22.3
Self employed 34 13.1
Unskilled 147 56.5
Skilled 21 8.1
Smoking status Former smokers 66 25.4
Non smokers 194 74.6
HIV infection Positive 208 80
On HAART Yes 61 29
Known diabetes mellitus Yes 5 1.9
History of TB treatment. No 207 79.6
Karnofsky score (%) Mean (SD) 61.5 (14.3)
<70% 132 50.8
Category of TB PTB 197 75.8
Body mass index, kg/m2 Mean (SD) 17.4 (2.5)
<18.5 181 69.6

* SD- Standard deviation.

Kibirige et al.

Kibirige et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:122   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-122

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