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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of presumptive TB cases from the 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
Number   289 357 314
Age Mean (SD) 32(14) 35(13) 37(12)
Age group 15–24 yrs 87(30.1%) 75(21%) 39(12.4%)
  25–34 yrs 61(21.1%) 44(12.3%) 88(28%)
  35–44 yrs 57(19.7%) 78(21.8%) 56(17.8%)
  45–54 yrs 36(12.5%) 76(21.3%) 66(21%)
  55 + yrs 48(16.6%) 84(23.5%) 65(20.7%)
Gender Male 153 (52.9%) 191(53.5%) 114(36.2%)
  Female 136 (47.1%) 166(46.5%) 201(63.8%)
Occupation Farmer 118 (40.8%) 270(75.6%) 98(31.3%)
  Student 79 (27.3%) 45(12.6%) 86(27.5%)
  House wife 66 (22.8%) 29(8.1%) 119(37.3%)
  Others 26 (9.1%) 13(2.7%) 12(3.9%)
Marital status Single 95(32.9%) 75(21%) 105(33.5%)
  Married 187(64.7%) 239(66.5%) 186(59%)
  Divorce 2(0.7%) 10(2.8%) 3(1%)
  Widowed 5(1.7%) 33(9.2%) 20(6.5%)
Educational status No schooling 142 (49.1%) 120(33.6%) 199(63%)
  Schooling 147 (50.9%) 237(66.4%) 116(37.7%)