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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants, Dubti and Amibara districts, Afar Region, north east Ethiopia, May 2009

From: Knowledge of cervical tuberculosis lymphadenitis and its treatment in pastoral communities of the Afar region, Ethiopia

Characteristic Dubti; Number (%) Amibara; Number (%) Total (%)
Gender:    
Female 162 (41.1) 195 (46.0) 357 (43.6)
Male 232 (58.9) 229 (54.0) 461 (56.4)
Age (years):    
18-29 68 (17.3) 140 (33.0) 208 (25.4)
30-44 227 (57.6) 190 (44.8) 417 (51.0)
45-59 87 (22.1) 65 (15.3) 152 (18.6)
60+ 12 (3.0) 29(6.8) 41 (5.0)
Martial status:    
Married 375 (95.7) 392 (92.5) 767 (94.0)
Other 17(4.3) 32 (7.5) 49 (6.0)
Ethnicity:    
Afar 394 (100) 423 (99.8) 817 (99.9)
Other 0 (0) 1(0.2) 1 (0.1)
Region:    
Muslim 394 (100) 424 (100) 818 (100)
Occupation:    
Pastoralist 260 (66.0) 326 (76.9) 586 (71.6)
Agro-pastoralist 134 (34.0) 98 (23.1) 232 (28.4)
Educational status:    
Illiterate 361(91.6) 392 (92.5) 753 (92.1)
Primary 19 (4.8) 11(2.6) 30 (3.7)
Secondary 4 (1.0) 2 (0.5) 6 (0.7)
Other (read & write) 9 (2.3) 20 (4.7) 29 (3.5)