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Table 3 HIV status of TB patients in relation to their sociodemographic characteristics at selected private health institutions in Amhara National Regional State, 2008/09

From: Common types of tuberculosis and co-infection with HIV at private health institutions in Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Patient category HIV status* Total, N (%)
  Positive, N (%) Negative, N (%) Test not done, N (%)  
Sex     
  Male 73 (12.2) 344 (57.4) 182 (30.4) 599 (53.4)
  Female 86 (16.5) 297 (56.9) 139 (26.6) 522 (46.7)
Age Group     
  0-14 years 0 (0.0) 36 (58.1) 26 (41.9) 62 (5.5)
  15-24 years 21 (7.3) 177 (61.7) 89 (31.0) 287 (25.7)
  25-29 years 39 (18.1) 122 (56.5) 55 (25.5) 216 (19.3)
  30-59 years 99 (20.0) 271 (54.7) 125 (25.3) 495 (44.3)
  60 years and above 1 (1.7) 35 (60.3) 22 (37.9) 58 (5.2)
Marital Status     
  Not married at all 38 (11.3) 182 (54.0) 117 (34.7) 337 (30.1)
  Married at least once 120 (15.3) 454 (58.0) 209 (26.7) 783 (69.9)
Patient Residence     
  Urban 50 (22.5) 88 (39.6) 84 (37.8) 222 (19.7)
  Semi urban 59 (27.7) 75 (35.2) 79 (37.1) 213 (18.9)
  Rural 18 (3.7) 368 (76.5) 95 (19.8) 481 (42.6)
  Semi rural 31 (15.0) 102 (49.3) 74 (35.7) 207 (18.4)
  Mobile 1 (20.0) 4 (80.0) 0 (0.0) 5 (0.4)
Type of TB     
  Smear positive PTB 52 (15.6) 226 (67.9) 55 (16.5) 333 (29.5)
  Smear negative PTB 48 (19.3) 71 (28.5) 130 (52.2) 249 (22.1)
  Isolated EPTB 52 (10.5) 326 (65.6) 119 (23.9) 497 (44.1)
  Disseminated TB 8 (25.0) 15 (46.9) 9 (28.1) 32 (2.8)
  Unspecified PTB 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 17 (100) 17 (1.5)
  1. *The totals under the categories above vary because the data for each category were not complete. Some patients’ data were not documented, and it was difficult to trace patients after they were sent home.
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