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Table 1 Description of the study area and survey coordination in three zones of the southern region of Ethiopia, 2012–2013

From: Sub-national prevalence survey of tuberculosis in rural communities of Ethiopia

Characteristics Hadiya zone,
Lemo district
Gurage zone,
Abeshege district
Sidama zone,
Shebedino district
District population 144,244 73,817 261,128
Population density per sq. km 342.64 217.13 451.83
No of kebeles 33 28 32
No of Health centres 7 4 6
No of Health posts 33 28 32
Health service coverage 100% 95% 85%
Baseline case detection rate 43% 31% 80%
Training days for data collection 2 2 2
Data collection period Feb 2013 Dec 2013 Feb-March 2012
Participants in data collection 40 20 34
HEWs involved for sample collection 10 14 8
Supervisors 6 5 4
Laboratory technicians 2 2 2