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Table 6 Socio-demographic characteristics of contacts brought for screening by TB patients

From: Strengthening contact tracing capacity of pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Enugu, southeast Nigeria: a targeted and focused health education intervention study

Socio-demographics characteristics Study group Control group
Baseline post-intervention Baseline post-intervention
  N = 31 (%) N = 138(%) 95% CI N = 26 (%) N = 38(%) 95% CI
Age (years):     
<10 15(48.4) 76(55.1) -44.8-31.4 18(69.2) 24(63.2) -39.9-51.9
10-19 9(29.0) 20(14.5) -18.9-47.9 4(15.4) 7(18.4) -39.4-33.4
20-39 5(16.1) 24(17.4) -29.5-26.9 4(15.4) 4(10.5) -28.4-38.2
40+ 2(6.5) 18(13.0) -27.7-14.1 0(0.0) 3(7.9) 45.3-61.1
Gender:     
Male 13(41.9) 78(56.9) -52.9-22.9 12(46.2) 18(47.4) -50-47.6
Female 18(58.1) 60(43.5) -23.1.52.3 14(53.8 20(52.6) -47.6-50.0
Marital status:     
Single 27(87.1) 116(84.1) -23-29 22(84.6) 32(84.2) -35-35.8
Married 4(12.9) 22(15.9) -29-23 4(15.4) 6(15.8) -35-35.8
Occupation:     
Student 27(87.1) 129(93.5) -47-34.2 21(87.5) 33(86.8) -31.9-33.8
Others 4(12.9) 9(6.5) - 18.1-30.9 3(12.5) 5(13.2) -33.3-31.9
Education:     
None 2(6.5) 11(8.0) -17.7-20.7 2(7.7) 3(7.9) -26.0-26.4
Primary 18(58.1) 79(57.2) -36.8-38 18(69.2) 24(63.2) -40-52
Secondary 9(29.0) 42(30.4) -36.1-33.3 3(11.5) 7(18.4) -41-27.2
Tertiary 2(6.5) 6(4.3) -16.1-20.5 3(11.5) 4(10.5) -29.5-31.5
Living with patient:     
Yes 30(96.8) 120(87.0) -6.6-26.2 23(88.5) 32(84.2) -28-37
No 1(3.2) 18(13.0) -28-8.4 3(11.5) 6(15.8 -37-28
Relationship with patient:     
Children/siblings 29(93.5) 132(95.7) -20-16.1 19(73.1) 26(68.4) 39.5-48.9
Friends/others 2(6.5) 6(4.3) -16.1-20.5 7(26.9) 12(31.6) - 48.9-39.5
Total 31(100.0) 138 (100.0) 26 (100.0) 38 (100.0)
  1. Chi-square of the total contacts at baseline and post-intervention for the study and control groups: X2 = 12.472, df = 2, p = 0.000 [4.13E-04].