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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants by university, eastern Ethiopia

From: Tuberculosis knowledge and attitude among non-health science university students needs attention: a cross-sectional study in three Ethiopian universities

VariableUniversity
Harmaya UniversityDire Dawa UniversityJigjiga University
Gender
 Male413 (71.3)394 (69.0)387 (67.9)
 Female166 (28.7)177 (31.0)183 (32.1)
Age group
 18–20258 (44.6)306 (53.6)313 (54.9)
 21–23285 (49.2)235 (41.2)206 (36.1)
 24+36 (6.2)30 (5.2)51 (8.9)
Region of origin before enrolling in university
 Tigray13 (2.2)12 (2.1)18 (3.2)
 Amhara120 (20.7)152 (26.6)145 (25.4)
 Oromia306 (52.8)234 (41.0)177 (31.1)
 Somali24 (4.1)24 (4.2)102 (17.9)
 SNNP*49 (8.5)53 (9.3)61 (10.7)
 Addis Ababa34 (5.9)53 (9.3)31 (5.4)
 Dire Dawa14 (2.4)33 (5.8)20 (3.5)
 Others19 (3.3)10 (1.8)16 (2.8)
Type of Residence before enrolling in university
 Urban273 (47.2)224 (39.2)222 (38.9)
 Rural306 (52.8)347 (60.8)348 (61.1)
Source of information about TB
 Radio280 (48.4)306 (53.6)237 (41.6)
 Friends70 (12.1)54 (9.5)55 (9.6)
 Health care center129 (22.3)96 (16.8)174 (30.5)
 Television50 (8.6)82 (14.4)65 (11.4)
 Others50 (8.6)33 (5.8)39 (6.8)
  1. * SNNP: Southern Nations and Nationality People
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