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Table 1 Characteristics of individuals at least 10 years old plus coughing for > = 3 weeks that were interviewed and the resident DSS population

From: Health seeking behaviour, health system experience and tuberculosis case finding in Gambians with cough

Characteristic Coughing > = 3 weeks (n = 115) DSS population (N = 29,871) p value
Residence, n(%)    
   Village 55 (47.8) 11458 (38.4)  
   Town 60 (52.2) 18413 (61.6) 0.034
Age, years    
   Median (mean; range) 47 (46; 10–90) 25 (31; 10–104) <0.001
Sex, n(%)    
   Male 50 (43.5) 13596 (45.5)  
   Female 65 (56.5) 16275 (54.5) 0.68
Ethnic Group, n(%)    
   Wollof 28 (24.3) 11532 (38.6)  
   Mandinka 50 (43.5) 9908 (33.2)  
   Fula 33 (28.7) 6228 (20.1)  
   Other 4 (3.5) 2203 (7.4) <0.001