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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: “Death is a better option than being treated like this”: a prevalence survey and qualitative study of depression among multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in-patients

VariableMean/%Range/n
Age (mean)35.2818–80
SexMale62%93
Female38%57
OccupationStudent7%11
Farmer11%16
Labourer/factory/rickshaw driver/business64%96
Domestic servant8%12
Office-based (public or private)2%3
Unemployed8%12
Marital statusSingle – never married21%32
Married75%113
Divorced/widowed4%5
EducationNo schooling29%44
Primary/Junior39%59
Secondary (to grade 10)/higher31%47
Living locationRural46%69
Urban54%81
Previously treated or new caseNew MDR-TB case34%51
Previously treated66%99
Substance useAny substance use50%75
No substance use50%75
Type of substance used (N = 75)Current smoker69%52
Drug use9%7
Alcohol use1%1
Smokeless tobacco13%10
Multiple substance use8%5
History of mental disorderSelf-reported ‘yes’ to question: any history of mental disorder?7%10
Self-reported ‘no’ to question: any history of mental disorder?93%140
Co-morbiditySelf-reported ‘yes’ to question: any co-morbidities?27%40
Self-reported ‘no’ to question: any co-morbidities?73%110
Type of co-morbidity (N = 40)Diabetes50%20
Cardiac disease13%5
High or low blood pressure28%11
Asthma5%2
Hernia3%1
Breast lump3%1
Kidney disease3%1