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Table 1 Profile Characteristics of Study Population

From: The magnitude and factors associated with delays in management of smear positive tuberculosis in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Type of facility    
Profile Characteristics Male n (%) 388(60.7) Female n (%) 251(39.9) Total N (%) 639 (100.0)
Dispensary 150 (38.7) 104 (41.4) 254 (39.7)
Health centre 126 (32.5) 68 (27.1) 194 (30.4)
Hospital 112 (28.9) 79 (31.5) 191(29.8)
Total 388 251 639
Mean age in years (SD) 35.1 (12.1) 33.1(11.2) 34.3 (11.8)
Age (years)    
< 18 12 (3.1) 7 (2.8) 19 (3.0)
18–40 268(69.4) 186(74.7) 454 (71.5)
41–75 106 (27.5) 56 (22.5) 162 (25.5)
Total 386 249 635
Education    
None 35(8.2) 34 (13.5) 66 (10.2)
Some primary school 64 (16.5) 33 (13.1) 97 (15.2)
Primary School Completed 225 (58.0) 151 (60.2) 376 (58.9)
Some secondary school 26 (6.7) 16 (6.4) 42 (6.6)
Secondary School Completed 32 (8.2) 17 (6.8) 49 (7.7)
Post-secondary 9 (2.3) 0 9 (1.4)
Total 388 251 639
Occupation    
Employed 62 (16.0) 19 (7.6) 81 (12.7)
Unemployed 124 (32.0) 126 (50.2) 250 (39.1)
Businessman 51 (13.1) 25 (10.0) 76 (11.9)
Petty Trader 97 (25.0) 51(20.3) 148 (23.2)
Other 54 (13.9) 30 (12.0) 84 (13.1)
Total 388 251 639
Marital Status    
Never Married 169(43.7) 81 (32.4) 250 (39.0)
Married 185 (47.8) 112 (44.8) 297 (46.6)
Divorced//Separated 28 (7.2) 29 (11.9) 57 (8.9)
Widowed 5 (1.3) 28 (11.2) 33 (5.2)
Total 387 250 637
Ownership    
Public 340 (62.0) 208 (38.0) 548 (85.8)
Private 48 (52.7) 43 (47.3) 91 (14.2)
Total 388 251 639
Distance (Kms) from health facility    
< 5 254 (65.8) 154 (61.6) 408 (64.2)
5–10 85 (22.0) 63 (25.2) 148 (23.3)
> 10 47 (12.2) 33 (13.2) 80 (12.6)
Total 386 250 636
  1. Some totals do not add up to 639 owing to missing values