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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of TB patients in Dessie city and surrounding, Ethiopia, 2016 (n = 382)

From: Factors associated with treatment delay among newly diagnosed tuberculosis patients in Dessie city and surroundings, Northern Central Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics n (%)
Sex
 Male 201 (52.6)
 Female 181 (47.4)
Residence
 Urban 275 (72)
 Rural 107 (28)
Age (in years)
 18–25 107 (28)
 26–44 164 (42.9)
 45–54 46 (12)
  ≥ 55 65 (17)
Education
 Illiterate 115 (30.1)
 grade 1–8 136 (35.6)
 grade 9–12 89 (23.3)
 college and above 42 (11)
Occupation
 farming 116 (30.4)
 business 63 (16.5)
 student 52 (13.6)
 unemployed 66 (17.3)
 employed 85 (22.3)
Marital status
 married 217 (56.8)
 never married 133 (34.8)
 widowed/divorced 32 (8.4)
Family size
 1 to 3 208 (54.5)
  > 3 174 (45.5)
One way walking time ≤ 30 min 226 (59.2)
> 30 min 156 (40.8)