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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the patients

From: Resource utilization pattern and cost of tuberculosis treatment from the provider and patient perspectives in the state of Penang, Malaysia

Characteristics Patients n (%)
Sex  
   Male 142 (67.0)
   Female 70 (33.0)
Age group  
   18-24 18 (8.5)
   25-34 21 (9.9)
   35-44 39 (18.4)
   45-54 49 (23.1)
   55-64 49 (23.1)
   65-74 26 (12.3)
   75+ 10 (4.7)
Ethnicity  
   Malay 64 (30.2)
   Chinese 128 (60.4)
   Indian 18 (8.5)
   Foreigners* 2 (0.9)
Marital status  
   Single 63 (29.7)
   Married 125 (59.0)
   Widow/divorced 24 (11.3)
Level of education  
   No education 13 (6.1)
   Primary 99 (46.7)
   Secondary 70 (33.0)
   University 30 (14.2)
Drug abuser  
   Yes 16 (7.6)
   No 196 (92.4)
Smoker  
   Yes 107 (50.5)
   No 105 (49.5)
Alcoholism  
   Yes 71 (33.5)
   No 141 (66.5)
Employment status  
   Employed 159 (75.0)
   Unemployed 53 (25.0)
  1. *Indonesian (n = 1), Myanmar (n = 1).