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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of study population (n = 777)

From: Economic burden of tuberculosis in Tanzania: a national survey of costs faced by tuberculosis-affected households

Characteristics DS-TB MDR-TB All
n = 752 n = 25 n = 777
Gender, n (%)
 Female 285 (37.9) 4 (16.0) 289 (37.2)
 Male 467 (62.1) 21 (84.0) 488 (62.8)
Age in years, mean (SD) 39.5 (18.9) 42.5 (14.9) 39.6 (18.8)
Treatment phase, n (%)
 Intensive 292 (38.8) 11 (44.0) 303 (39.0)
 Continuation 460 (61.2) 14 (56.0) 474 (61.0)
Treatment history, n (%)
 New 677 (90.0) 17 (68.0) 694 (89.3)
 Relapse/Retreatment 75 (10.0) 8 (32.0) 83 (10.7)
Treatment modality, n (%)
 Self-administration 420 (55.8) 12 (48.0) 432 (55.6)
 Home-based DOT 317 (42.2) 3 (12.0) 320 (41.2)
 Facility-based DOT 15 (2.0) 10 (40.0) 25 (3.2)
Treatment delay, n (%)
  > 4 weeks since start of symptoms 86 (11.4) 11 (44.0) 94 (12.3)
Patient's education status, n (%) 591 20 611
 No education 4 (0.7) 0 4 (0.7)
 Primary school 444 (75.1) 15 (75.0) 459 (75.1)
 Secondary/high school 121 (20.5) 5 (25.0) 126 (20.6)
 University and higher 22 (3.7) 0 22 (3.6)
Employed before TB, n (%) 622 (82.7) 22 (88.0) 644 (82.9)
Employed after TB, n (%) 278 (37.0) 5 (20.0) 283 (36.4)
  1. Abbreviations: DS-TB Drug-susceptible TB, MDR-TB Multi-drug resistant TB, DOT Directly Observed Therapy, SD Standard deviation, IQR Interquartile range