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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study population (n = 750), southwest Ethiopia

From: Prejudice and misconceptions about tuberculosis and HIV in rural and urban communities in Ethiopia: a challenge for the TB/HIV control program

Variable Number (%)
Sex  
   Male 315(42)
   Female 435(58)
Literacy status  
   Literate 290(38.3)
   Non-literate 460(61.7)
Age in years  
   15-24 216(28.8)
   25-34 250(33.3)
   35-44 164(21.9)
   =>45 120(16.0)
Mean age(SD) 31.2(±11.0)
Religion  
   Muslim 639(85.2)
   Orthodox Christian 95(12.7)
   Protestant 16(2.1)
Ethnicity  
   Oromo 645(86.0)
   Yem 42(5.6)
   Amhara 32(4.3)
   Gurage 17(2.3)
   Keffa 5(0.7)
   Dawro 3(0.4)
   Tigre 2(0.2)
   Other 4(0.5)
Occupation  
   Farmer 372(49.6)
   Housewives 184(24.5)
   Government employee 69(9.2)
   Day laborers 25(3.3)
   Student 41(5.5)
   Merchant 47(6.3)
   No job 12(1.6)
Marital status  
   Married 563(75.1)
   Single 125(16.7)
   Divorced 24(3.2)
   Widowed 38(5.1)
Monthly Income  
   <400 Ethiopian Birr(<34USD) 410(58.0)
   =>400 Birr(=>34 USD) 297(42)
Area of residence  
   Rural 531(70.8)
   Urban 219(29.1)