Table 1

Characteristics of the study participants
Arusha Kahama Mufindi Total
TB patients 47 34 46 127
Male (n, %) 30 (63.8) 25 (73.5) 27 (58.7) 82 (64.6)
Median age (years) IQR 33 35 36 34.6
Education
None (n, %) 6 (12.8) 8 (23.5) 4 (8.7) 18 (14.2)
Primary completed (n, %) 33 (70.2) 23 (67.7) 38 (82.6) 94 (74.0)
Secondary completed (n, %) 7 (15.0) 1 (2.9) 2 (4.4) 10 (7.9)
Higher education (n, %) 1 (2.1) 2 (5.9) 2 (4.4) 5 (3.1)
Treatment supporters 36 34 37 107
Female (n, %) 20 (55.6) 15 (44.1) 27 (73.0) 62 (57.9)
Median age (years) IQR 41 32 35 36
Education
None (n, %) 4 (11.1) 7 (20.6) 12 (32.4) 23 (21.5)
Primary completed (n, %) 22 (61.1) 24 (70.6) 22 (59.5) 68 (63.5)
Secondary completed (n, %) 8 (22.2) 2 (5.9) 2 (5.4) 12 (11.2)
Higher education (n, %) 2 (5.6) 1 (2.9) 1 (2.7) 4 (3.7)
Health workers 12 33 25 70
Male (n, %) 10 (83.3) 17 (51.5) 16 (64.0) 43 (61.4)
Qualification
Clinical Officer (n, %) 3 (23.1) 18 (56.3) 13 (52.0) 34 (48.6)
Nurse (n, %) 10 (76.9) 13 (40.6) 12 (48.0) 35 (50.0)
Unknown (n, %) 0 (0) 1 (3.1) 0 (0) 1 (1.4)

IQR, interquartile range.

Column percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

Mkopi et al.

Mkopi et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:101   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-101

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