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Table 1 Demographic and socio-economic characteristics, TB diagnosis and first source of information on TB among adults aged 18–64 years

From: Predictors of knowledge about tuberculosis: results from SANHANES I, a national, cross-sectional household survey in South Africa

  % 95 % CI n
Total 100.0   5945
Age (Years)    
 18 to 24 17.7 [16.4–19.2] 1168
 25 to 34 28.0 [26.0–30.2] 1405
 35 to 44 24.6 [22.7–26.6] 1283
 45 to 54 18.4 [16.3–20.6] 1218
 55 to 64 11.2 [9.8–12.8] 871
Sex    
 Female 52.6 [50.7–54.5] 3509
 Male 47.4 [45.5–49.3] 2436
Race    
 African 76.5 [71.8–80.6] 3824
 White 10.8 [7.5–15.3] 312
 Coloured 10.6 [8.9–12.6] 1394
 Indian 2.1 [1.3–3.4] 415
Urban / Rural    
 Rural 32.0 [27.3–37.1] 1850
 Urban 68.0 [62.9–72.7] 4095
Completion of high school/equivalent    
 Did not complete high school 56.9 [53.9–59.8] 3774
 Completed high school (Grade 12 or higher) 43.1 [40.2–46.1] 2171
Employment Status    
 Unemployed 50.4 [47.4–53.4] 3183
 Employed 49.6 [46.6–52.6] 2762
Annual income    
 No income 34.6 [32.1–37.1] 2118
 <–R9 600 11.4 [10.0–13.1] 682
 R9 601–R38 400 28.8 [26.6–31.2] 1896
 >–R38 401 25.2 [22.2–28.4] 1249
Ever been diagnosed with TB 7.0 [5.9–8.2] 458
Source of information on TB: Where did you first learn about TB?  
 Newspapers and magazines 23.2 [20.7–25.9] 1377
 Radio 49.2 [46.1–52.3] 2849
 Television 45.8 [42.6–49.0] 2588
 Brochures, pamphlets or other printed materials 8.9 [7.4–10.6] 495
 Health workers 38.2 [35.7–40.7] 2235
 Family, friends, colleagues, neighbours 17.7 [15.9–19.7] 1090
 Teachers 23.9 [21.9–26.1] 1508
 Other sources of information 10.6 [9.1–12.4] 657
 Never heard of or don’t know about TB 0.7 [0.4–1.0] 39