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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants (N = 497)

From: Latent tuberculosis infection and associated risk indicators in pastoral communities in southern Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Characteristics Number (%)
Gender: Male 251 (50.5)
Age (in years) (N = 494) ≤ 24 84 (17.0)
25-44 249 (50.4)
45-64 150 (30.4)
65+ 11 (2.2)
Religion: Christianity 151 (30.4)
Cultural belief 346 (69.6)
Marital status Married 381 (76.7)
Unmarried 56 (11.3)
Others 60 (12.1)
Educational status Literate study participants 77 (15.5)
Occupation Pastoral 412 (82.9)
Residents Rural 464 (93.4)
District Benatsemay 116 (23.3)
Hamer 128 (25.8)
Dasanech 105 (21.1)
Ngangatom 44 (8.9)
Salamago 62 (12.5)
Malee 42 (8.5)
Health status Sick 129 (26.0)
Currently using antibiotic for any illness Yes 18 (3.6)
BMI (N = 478) < 18.5 153 (32.0)
18.5-24.99 308 (64.4)
≥ 25 17 (3.6)
TB contact history Yes 165 (33.2)
No 322 (64.8)
Unknown 10 (2.0)
Number of family members < 5 302 (60.8)
5-10 165 (33.2)
> 10 30 (6.0)
Tobacco smoker (N = 486) Yes 265 (54.5)
Alcohol user Yes 354 (71.2)
Hospitalization Yes 65 (13.1)
Imprison Yes 33 (6.6)
BCG Scar Yes 416 (83.7)
Raw milk consumption No 39 (7.8)
Yes sometimes 77 (15.5)
Yes always 381 (76.7)
Raw meat consumption No 145 (29.2)
Yes sometimes 313 (63.0)
Yes always 39 (7.8)
Sharing of drinking materials with TB patients Yes 38 (8.1)
  1. Note BMI Body Mass Index, BCG Bacille Calmette Guerin