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Table 3 baseline characterisation and prevalence of smear positive tuberculosis 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
Number of villages surveyed 5 7 4
Population in the study area 21,224 73,817 33,505
No of households 4333 2050 6836
14 years above population 10,799 10,059 17,466
Men 5475 (50.7%) 5084(50.5%) 8907(50.9%)
Women 5324 (49.3%) 4975(49.5%) 6180(49.1%)
Presumptive cases 289 (2.7%) 357 (3.6%) 314 (1.8%)
Men 153(2.8%) 191 (3.8%) 114(1.3%)
Women 135(2.5%) 166(3.3%) 200(3.2%)
PTB+ cases 16 14 14
Men 13(81%) 8(57%) 6(43%)
Women 3(19%) 6(43%) 8(57%)
Point prevalence 148 [91–241] 139 [83–234] 80[48–135]
Men 237 [139–406] 157 [80–310] 67[31–147]
Women 56[19–166] 121 [55–263] 129[66–255]