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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of PTB patients in Ethiopian Somali region, June to November, 2014

From: Low contribution of health extension workers in identification of persons with presumptive pulmonary tuberculosis in Ethiopian Somali Region pastoralists

Variable (n = 380) Frequency (%)
Sex Female 142 (37.4)
Male 238 (62.6)
Age Group 16 – 30 215 (56.6)
31 – 45 84 (22.1)
45+ 81 (21.3)
Residence Rural 283 (74.5)
Urban 97 (25.5)
Marital status Single 107 (28.2)
Married 245 (64.5)
Divorced 10 (2.6)
Widowed 17 (4.5)
Separated 1 (0.3)
Educational status No school/illiterate 276 (72.6)
Read and write 29 (7.6)
Primary 46 (12.1)
Secondary 21 (5.5)
College and above 8 (2.1)
Occupation Pastoralist 181 (47.7)
Agro-pastoralist 21 (5.5)
Gov. employee 21 (5.5)
House wife 18 (4.7)
Daily laborer 41 (10.8)
Merchant 30 (7.9)
Others 68 (17.9)
Income (ETB) Less than 500 125 (32.9)
500 – 1000 68 (17.9)
1000 – 1500 79 (20.8)
Above 1500 108 (28.4)
Family Role Husband 143 (37.6)
Wife 108 (28.4)
Child 121 (31.8)
Relative 8 (2.1)
Distance from nearest HP Less than 30 min 199 (52.4)
30 – 60 min 64 (16.8)
More than 1 h 117 (30.8)
  1. N.B: ETB is Ethiopian Birr; 1ETB = 0.05 USD