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Table 1 Summary statistics of sample characteristics, 2010

From: Patient predictors of health-seeking behaviour for persons coughing for more than two weeks in high-burden tuberculosis communities: the case of the Western Cape, South Africa

Continuous covariates Sample mean (n = 922)a Std. Dev. ‘Consult’ mean (n = 340) Std. Dev. ‘Did not consult’ mean (n = 582)b Std. Dev.
Stigma Index* −0.06 0.88 −0.12 0.90 −0.03 0.87
Age 40.25 14.82 42.29 14.84 39.05 14.68
Educationc 7.64 3.63 7.66 3.68 7.63 3.60
Asset Index −0.08 1.07 −0.19 1.15 −0.02 1.02
Dichotomous covariates Sample proportions (n = 922) Std. Dev. ‘Consult’ proportions (n = 340) Std. Dev. ‘Did not consult’ proportions (n = 582) Std. Dev.
Men** 0.42 0.50 0.39 0.49 0.45 0.50
Black ethnicity*** 0.84 0.37 0.91 0.29 0.80 0.40
Employed 0.29 0.45 0.26 0.44 0.30 0.46
HIV positive* 0.19 0.39 0.22 0.42 0.17 0.38
Drinks daily 0.06 0.24 0.07 0.25 0.06 0.24
Smoked*** 0.46 0.50 0.36 0.48 0.52 0.50
  1. *** p < 0.01, ** p < 0.05, * p < 0.1 (derived from two-sample t test with equal variances (continuous covariates) and chi-square test (dichotomous covariates))
  2. an = 921 for age variable
  3. bn = 581 for age variable
  4. cEducation = years of education
  5. Source: Own calculations, ZAMSTAR (2010)