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Table 1 Participant characteristics and their associations with missing doses of anti-TB medication within two weeks

From: Non-adherence to anti-tuberculosis treatment among internal migrants with pulmonary tuberculosis in Shenzhen, China: a cross-sectional study

   Missed doses in two weeks (%)  
Variables n (%) 0 1 2+ P
Total 794 67.25 11.71 21.03  
Age      0.47
<25 202 (25.44) 65.35 10.40 24.26  
25~ 318 (40.05) 65.09 14.78 20.13  
35~ 164 (20.65) 73.17 8.54 18.29  
45~ 67 (8.44) 71.64 5.97 22.39  
55~ 43 (5.42) 62.79 16.28 20.93  
Gender      0.97
Female 284 (35.77) 66.90 12.68 20.42  
Male 510 (64.23) 67.45 11.18 21.37  
Educational level      0.02
Primary school or less 69 (8.69) 72.46 11.59 15.94  
Junior high school 378 (47.61) 71.16 10.85 17.99  
Senior high school 232 (29.22) 59.91 12.07 28.02  
Junior college or above 115 (14.48) 66.09 13.91 20.00  
Marital status      0.04
Married/cohabitation 483 (60.83) 69.57 12.42 18.01  
Single/widow/divorced 311 (39.17) 63.67 10.61 25.72  
Employment status      0.02
Employed 580 (73.05) 65.00 12.24 22.76  
Unemployed 214 (26.95) 73.36 10.28 16.36  
Social support      0.06
Good 135 (17.00) 68.89 11.85 19.26  
Fair 530 (66.75) 65.09 11.32 23.58  
Poor 129 (16.25) 74.42 13.18 12.40  
History of prior anti-TB treatment 0.06
New case 718 (90.43) 66.30 11.84 21.87  
Retreated case 76 (9.57) 76.32 10.53 13.16  
Sputum smear status      0.15
Positive 449 (56.55) 69.27 11.36 19.38  
Negative 345 (43.45) 64.64 12.17 23.19  
Travel time to the nearest CHC 0.04
<15 Mins 456 (57.43) 69.52 13.38 17.11  
≥15 Mins 338 (42.57) 64.20 9.47 26.33  
Can TB patients stop anti-TB treatment by themselves when mild adverse drug reaction appears? 0.0013
No, they cannot. 412 (51.89) 71.84 13.59 14.56  
Yes, they can. 170 (24.41) 59.41 11.76 28.82  
Not sure 212 (26.70) 64.62 8.02 27.36  
It does not matter that TB patients miss some doses of anti-TB medication, does it? 0.0027
Yes, it does. 652 (82.12) 69.79 11.35 18.87  
No, it does not. 48 (6.05) 56.25 16.67 27.08  
Unknown. 94 (11.84) 55.32 11.70 32.98  
Does TB patient need to keep anti-TB treatment up when symptoms disappear? 0.52
Yes. 438 (55.16) 68.26 12.10 19.63  
No. 95 (11.96) 67.37 16.84 15.79  
Unknown. 261 (32.87) 65.52 9.20 25.29  
  1. Note: P values are associated with rank-sum tests.