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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice towards tuberculosis in Gambia: a nation-wide cross-sectional survey

Characteristic Rural – 2558 N (%) Urban – 1751 N (%) Total – 4309 N (%)
Sex
 Female 1568 (61.3) 985 (56.2) 2553 (59.2)
 Male 990 (38.7) 766 (43.8) 1756 (40.8)
Age distribution
 15–34 years 1568 (61.3) 1167 (66.7) 2735 (63.5)
 35–64 years 817 (31.9) 534 (30.5) 1351 (31.4)
 65+ years 173 (6.8) 50 (2.8) 223 (5.1)
Marital status
 Married 1708 (66.7) 906 (51.7) 2614 (60.7)
 Single 738 (28.9) 758 (43.3) 1496 (34.7)
 Widow/widower 91 (3.6) 30 (1.7) 148 (3.4)
 Separated/Divorced 21 (0.8) 57 (3.3) 51 (1.2)
Educational status
 Illiterate 1315 (51.4) 537 (30.7) 1852 (43.0)
 Primary/Incomplete Secondary school 462 (18.1) 512 (29.2) 974 (22.6)
 Read English/Arabic only 513 (20.0) 264 (15.1) 777 (18.0)
 Complete Secondary school and above 268 (10.5) 438 (25.0) 706 (16.4)
Occupational status
 Unemployed 1416 (55.3) 952 (54.4) 2368 (55.0)
 Employed 1140 (44.6) 794 (45.3) 1934 (44.9)
 *Others 2 (0.1) 5 (0.3) 7 (0.1)
Ethnicity
 Mandinka 862 (33.7) 617 (35.3) 1479 (34.3)
 Fula 656 (25.7) 398 (22.7) 1054 (24.5)
 Wolof 392 (15.3) 216 (12.3) 608 (14.1)
 Jola 143 (5.6) 264 (15.1) 407 (9.4)
 Serahule 343 (13.4) 40 (2.3) 383 (8.9)
+Others 162 (6.3) 215 (12.3) 377 (8.8)
  1. *The others are retirees
  2. + The Others include Aku, Serere, Manjago, Jahanka