Table 1

Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the study patients (N = 450)
Variable Total n (%)
Age (years)
≤40 354 (79)
41-65 90 (20)
>65 6 (1)
Gender
Female 204 (45)
Male 246 (55)
Residence
Rural 354 (79)
Urban 96 (21)
Education
No formal education 174 (39)
At least 6 years of formal education 276 (61)
Walking distance to the nearest public facility (minutes)
≤60 30 (7)
61 – 120 138 (31)
>120 282 (62)
Occupation
Farmers 222 (49)
Trading 114 (25)
Labourer 54 (12)
Housewife 24 (5)
Civil servant 12 (3)
Students 24 (5)
First visited NTP provider
Yes 72 (16)
No 378 (84)
HIV Status
Positive 132 (29)
Negative 318 (71)
Smear status
Smear positive 348 (77)
Smear negative 102 (33)
Had a chest X-ray
Yes 300 (67)
No 150 (33)

NTP = National Tuberculosis Control Programme; HIV = human immunodeficiency virus.

Ukwaja et al.

Ukwaja et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:25   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-25

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