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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents across the study areas

From: Socio-demographic determinants and prevalence of Tuberculosis knowledge in three slum populations of Uganda

Characteristic All Study Areas Wobulenzi Lira Makindye
Age Φ N = 1361 (%) n = 442 (%) n = 470 (%) n = 449 (%)
 Median (IQR) 30 (25 – 40) 32 (25 – 44) 30 (25 – 40) 29 (24 – 36)
 18 – 39 987 (73.8) 298 (67.6) 331 (72.6) 358 (81.2)
 40 – 59 275 (20.6) 109 (24.7) 98 (21.5) 68 (15.4)
 ≥ 60 76 (5.7) 34 (7.7) 27 (5.9) 15 (3.4)
Gender §     
 Female 995 (72.9) 333 (75.3) 315 (67) 342 (76.3)
 Male 370 (27.1) 109 (24.7) 155 (33) 106 (23.7)
Marital Status §     
 Married/Cohabiting 892 (65.6) 297 (67) 281 (60) 314 (69.9)
 Never Married 245 (18) 64 (14.5) 104 (22.2) 77 (17.2)
 Previously Married 223 (16.4) 82 (18.5) 83 (17.7) 58 (12.9)
Education Level Φ     
 Secondary & above 664 (48.9) 211 (47.7) 195 (41.6) 258 (57.6)
 Primary 545 (40.1) 189 (42.8) 206 (43.9) 150 (33.5)
 No School 150 (11) 42 (9.5) 68 (14.5) 40 (8.9)
Source of Livelihood Φ     
 Self Employed 862 (63.7) 293 (66.3) 343 (73.4) 226 (50.8)
 Employment Income 251 (18.5) 45 (10.2) 77 (16.5) 129 (29)
 None 241 (17.8) 104 (23.5) 47 (10.1) 90 (20.2)
Ever done HIV test Φ     
 Yes 1053 (78.5) 278 (63.9) 390 (84.2) 385 (86.7)
 No 289 (21.5) 157 (36.1) 73 (15.8) 59 (13.3)
Distance to Health Unit Φ     
 < 1 km 947 (70) 380 (86.2) 259 (55.6) 308 (69.1)
 >1 km 406 (30) 61 (13.8) 207 (44.4) 138 (30.9)
Communication device*     
 Radio Φ 958 (70.1) 307 (69.3) 380 (80.5) 271 (60.1)
 Mobile Phone§ 511 (37.4) 139 (31.4) 192 (40.7) 180 (39.9)
 TV Φ 419 (30.7) 108 (24.4) 71 (15) 240 (53.2)
 Print Media§ 39 (2.9) 4 (0.9) 17 (3.6) 18 (4)
  1. *Multiple responses question.
  2. Differences across the study sites §p < 0.01 & Φ p < 0.001.
  3. ɱ Variables with missing data.