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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of adult TB infected patients by distance from TB clinics in Gibe Woreda, Hadiya zone southern Ethiopia from June 20, 2016, and June 07, 2019

From: Predictors of loss to follow-up among adult tuberculosis patients in Southern Ethiopia: a retrospective follow-up study

Characteristic Categories Total (N = 402), (%) Exposeda (N = 151), n (%) Not exposedb (N = 251), n (%)
Age (Years) 15–24 103 (25.6) 25(16.6) 78(31.1)
25–34 81 (20.2) 28(18.5) 53 (21.1)
35–44 74 (18.4) 27(17.9) 47(18.7)
≥45 144 (35.8) 71 (47.0) 73 (29.1)
Sex Male 223 (55.5) 75 (49.7) 148 (59.0)
Female 179 (44.5) 76 (50.3) 103 (41.0)
Marital status Married 248 (61.7) 94(62.3) 154(61.4)
Single 146 (36.3) 53 (35.1) 93 (37.1)
Otherc 8 (2.0) 4 (2.6) 4 (1.6)
Educational status None 137 (34.1) 59(39.1) 78(31.1)
Primary 110 (27.4) 34(22.5) 76(30.3)
Secondary 103 (25.6) 39 (25.8) 64(25.5)
Tertiary 52 (12.9) 19 (12.6) 33 (13.2)
Occupational status Civil servant 35 (8.7) 13(8.6) 22(8.8)
Farmer 137 (34.1) 47(31.1) 90(35.9)
Merchant 73 (18.2) 30 (19.9) 43(17.1)
Housewife 47 (11.7) 22 (14.6) 25 (10.0)
Student 102 (25.4) 34 (22.5) 68 (27.1)
Daily labourer 8 (2.0) 5 (3.3) 3 (1.2)
Residence Rural 334 (83.1) 104(66.9) 230(91.6)
Urban 68 (16.9) 47 (33.1) 21 (8.4)
Religion Protestant 287 (71.4) 112(74.2) 175(69.7)
Orthodox 106 (26.4) 35 (23.2) 71(28.3)
Muslim 9 (2.2) 4 (2.6) 5 (2.0)
  1. a ≥ 10 km
  2. b < 10 km
  3. cseparated, divorced, and widowed