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Table 5 Sociodemographic characteristics of withdrawn participants (transferred and lost to follow-up) versus all followed participants at 6 months

From: SMS reminders to improve adherence and cure of tuberculosis patients in Cameroon (TB-SMS Cameroon): a randomised controlled trial

Variables Withdrawn at 6th month (Transferred out + lost to follow-up) n = 93 Present or deceased at 6th month n = 186 p
Gender: n (%)
 Female 34 (36.6) 80 (43.0) 0.30
 Male 59 (63.4) 106 (57.0)
Age (years): n (%)
 18–25 18 (19.4) 38 (20.4) 0.99
 26–40 54 (58.1) 109 (58.6)
 41–55 16 (17.2) 30 (16.1)
 56–80 5 (5.4) 9 (4.8)
Level of education: n (%)
 None 4 (4.3) 7 (3.8) 0.09
 Nusery/primary 32 (34.4) 40 (21.5)
 Secondary 44 (47.3) 99 (53.2)
 Tertiary 13 (14.0) 40 (21.5)
Marital status: n (%)
 Single 60 (64.5) 117 (62.9) 0.21
 Married 26 (28.0) 51 (27.4)
 Cohabitation 3 (3.2) 15 (8.1)
 Widower 4 (4.3) 2 (1.1)
 Divorced 0 (0.0) 1 (0.5)
Social category: n (%)
 Student 11 (11.8) 35 (18.8) 0.17
 Working in public sector 4 (4.3) 17 (9.1)
 Working in formal private sector 15 (16.1) 20 (10.8)
 Working in informal private sector 25 (26.9) 53 (28.5)
 No work 38 (40.9) 61 (32.8)
Monthly income (XAF/ US Dollars): n (%)
  < 50,000 28 (30.1) 43 (23.1) 0.36
 50,000–149,000 13 (14.0) 32 (17.2)
  > 149,000 1 (1.1) 7 (3.8)
 Not reported 51 (54.8) 104 (55.9)
HIV status: n (%)
 Negative 63 (67.8) 120 (64.5) 0.40
 Positive 15 (16.1) 24 (12.9)
 Unknown 15 (16.1) 42 (22.6)
  1. Step by step binary logistic regression was done for all variables (p > 0.05)