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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics (prospective participants)

From: Knowledge about tuberculosis, treatment adherence and outcome among ambulatory patients with drug-sensitive tuberculosis in two directly-observed treatment centres in Southwest Nigeria

Variable Frequency Percent
Age (year)
 18–34 63 45.0
 35–54 56 40.0
  ≥ 55 21 15.0
Sex
 Male 77 55.0
 Female 63 45.0
Educational level
 No formal education 6 4.3
 Primary 17 12.1
 Secondary 66 47.1
 Tertiary 51 36.4
Occupation
 Trading 44 31.4
 Artisan 32 22.9
 Retiree 23 16.4
 Student/unemployed 22 15.7
 Public/civil servant 19 13.6
Marital status
 Single 49 35.0
 Married 81 57.9
 Separated 6 4.3
 Widowed 4 2.9
DOTs clinic attended
 UCH 40 28.6
 GCHJ 100 71.4
Duration on TB treatment (month)
 One 31 22.1
 Two 20 14.3
 Three 23 16.4
 Four 19 13.6
 Five 29 20.7
 Six 18 12.9
Family member on TB treatment
 Yes 7 5.0
 No 133 95.0
If yes, the relationship
 Siblings 3 2.1
 Parents 2 1.4
 Children 1 0.7
 Niece 1 0.7
Symptoms experienced at the onset of TB infection (n = 416)*
 Cough 140 33.7
 Weight loss 77 18.5
 Fatigue 69 16.6
 Low grade fever 44 10.6
 Night sweats 38 9.1
 Chest pain 25 6.0
Loss of appetite 23 5.5
  1. *multiple response, DOTs = Directly Observed Therapy Short-course, UCH University College Hospital, GJCH Government Jericho Chest Hospital, TB Tuberculosis, n number