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Table 2 Socio-demographic and behavioral characteristics and comorbidities among patients with TB (n = 221)

From: Cardiometabolic risk factors among patients with tuberculosis attending tuberculosis treatment centers in Nepal

Variables Frequency Percentage
(%)
Socio-demographic variables
 Age
  Less than 20 12 5.4
  20–39 74 33.5
  40–59 81 36.7
 60 and above 54 24.4
 Sex
  Male 159 71.9
  Female 62 28.1
 Ethnicity
  Janajati 92 41.6
  Brahmin/Chhetri 71 32.1
  Dalit 40 18.1
  Others (Madheshi, Muslim, Thakuri, Sanyasi) 18 8.2
 Education level
  Illiterate 68 30.8
  Informal 39 17.6
  Primary 32 14.5
  Secondary 55 24.9
  Higher secondary and above 27 12.2
 Occupation
  Agriculture 108 48.9
  Unskilled manual 54 24.4
  Skilled manual (Professional, technical, clerical) 40 18.1
  Sales and services 19 8.6
 Province
  One 45 20.4
  Three and Five 35 15.8
  Gandaki 54 24.4
  Sudurpaschim 87 39.4