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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristic of the respondents in Shinile town, Somali regional state, eastern Ethiopia from January to May, 2013

From: Community knowledge, attitude, and practices towards tuberculosis in Shinile town, Somali regional state, eastern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Number Percentage
Gender
Male 206 50.2
Female 204 49.8
Age (years)
18-29 224 54.6
30-44 99 24.2
45-59 42 10.2
60+ 45 11.0
Marital status
Married 184 44.9
Unmarried 199 48.5
Other 27 6.6
Ethnicity
Somali 324 79.0
Other 86 21.0
Religion
Muslim 365 89.0
Other 45 11.0
Occupational status
Employed 139 33.9
Unemployed 112 27.3
Student 159 38.8
Educational status
Illiterate 116 28.3
Less than grade 8 46 11.2
Grade 8-grade 12 129 31.5
Higher education 119 29.0
Family income
No defined income 135 32.9
Irregular income 217 52.9
Regular income 58 14.2