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Table 2 Characteristics of tuberculosis (TB) patients referred out for TB treatment to peripheral health facilities from Sihanouk Hospital Centre of HOPE hospital (SHCH), Phnom Penh, Cambodia (May–October 2014)

From: Using mobile phones to ensure that referred tuberculosis patients reach their treatment facilities: a call that makes a difference

Variable N (%)
Total 109
Age
  < 34 22 (22)
 35–55 47 (43)
  > 55 40 (36)
Sex
 Male 55 (51)
 Female 54 (49)
Occupation
 Farmer 31 (29)
 Unemployed 29 (27)
 Labourer 19 (17)
 Small business 9 (8)
 House wife 8 (7)
 Othera 13 (12)
Co-morbidity
 No associated co-morbidity 87 (80)
 HIV/AIDS 14 (13)
 Diabetes mellitus 6 (5)
 Otherb 2 (2)
History of smoking
 Yes 35 (32)
 No 74 (68)
History of alcohol intake
 Yes 39 (36)
 No 70 (64)
Type of TB
 Smear positive Pulmonary TB 50 (46)
 Smear negative Pulmonary TB 31 (28)
 Extra pulmonary TB 28 (26)
Category of TBc
 First line treatment 88 (81)
 First line retreatment 21 (19)
Type of referral
 Referred for treatment initiation 92 (84)
 Referred for treatment continuation 17 (16)
  1. aDriver (4), other (3), government employee (2), NGO worker (2), student (1) and soldier (1)
  2. bAsthma (1), heart disease (1)
  3. cFirst line treatment (newly diagnosed TB), First line retreatment (relapse, recurrent, failure)