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Table 1 Characteristics of households included in the study for case detection and evaluation of predictors of pulmonary tuberculosis in two peri-urban neighbourhoods of Karachi, Pakistan, May 2002–November 2002 (n = 1423)

From: Hyperendemic pulmonary tuberculosis in peri-urban areas of Karachi, Pakistan

Characteristic n (%)  
Number of households in two study sites    
   Rehri Goth 843 59.2  
   Baba Island 580 40.8  
Main language spoken at household    
   Sindhi 883 62.1  
   Katchi 523 36.8  
   Others 17 1.1  
House ownership    
   Owned 1408 99.0  
   Others 15 1.0  
Number of rooms in a house    
   1–2 1152 81.0  
   3–4 236 16.6  
   > 4 35 2.4  
Total monthly income (Rs*) in household (n = 1023)    
   ≤ 5000 900 88.0  
   > 5000 123 12.0  
Type of cooking facility    
   Natural gas 410 28.8  
   Others 1013 71.2  
Electricity supply (n = 1410)    
   Yes 1336 94.8  
   No 74 5.2  
Wastewater disposal system (1423)    
   Proper 464 32.6  
   Improper 959 67.4  
Time (minutes) to reach the health facility (mean ± SD)    (22.3 ± 20.3)
Household size (mean ± SD)    (8.4 ± 4.4)
Number of adults in interviewed (mean ± SD)    (4.8 ± 2.6)
  1. *1 US $ = 58 Pakistani rupees