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Table 1 Demographic and Socioeconomic characteristics of the study participants (N = 383)

From: Psychosocial beliefs related to intention to use HIV testing and counselling services among suspected tuberculosis patients in Kassala state, Sudan

Variables Number (%)
Gender
 Male 221(58%)
 Female 162 (42.3%)
Age Group Mean 41.2 (± 11.6)
  < 25 years 36 (9.4%)
 25–29 years 42 (10.9%)
 30–34 years 39 (10.3%)
 35–39 years 49 (12.8%)
 40–44 years 59 (15.4%)
 45–49 years 63 (16.4%)
 50–54 years 64 (16.7%)
  ≥ 55 years 31(8.1%)
Marital status
 Married 169 (44.1%)
 Divorce 63 (16.4%)
 Widow 47 (12.3%)
 Single 104 (27.2%)
Education level
 Illiterate 143 (37.3%)
 Primary 151(39.4%)
 Secondary or higher 89 (23.2%)
Occupation Status
 Unemployed 204 (53.3%)
 Employed workers 68 (17.7%)
 Self-employed workers 111 (28.9%)
Residence per localities
 Kassala Locality 113 (29.5%)
 New Halfa Locality 105 (27.4%)
 WadElheliw Locality 71(18.5%)
 Khashm Elgriba Locality 94(24.5%)
 Knowledge about HIV infection and HTC services Mean 3.2 (± 1.2)