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Table 1 Socio-demographic, clinical profile, and personal behaviors of smear-positive PTB patients in East Gojjam Zone, Northwest Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 282)

From: Sputum smear conversion and associated factors among smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients in East Gojjam Zone, Northwest Ethiopia: a longitudinal study

Variable Response Number (%)
Age in years 15–35 127 (45.0)
> 35 155 (55.0)
Sex Male 166 (59.0)
Female 116 (41.0)
Residence Rural 147 (52.0)
Urban 135 (48.0)
Education level Cannot read and write 104 (37%)
Can read and write 178 (63.0)
Previous TB history Yes 57 (20.0)
No 225 (80.0)
Marital status Single 147 (52.0)
In union 135 (48.0)
Knowledge about TB Good 119 (42.0)
Poor 163 (58.0)
Grade/bacilli load < 2+ 175 (62.0)
≥ 2+ 107 (38.0)
HIV status Positive 42 (15.0)
Negative 240 (85.0)
Treatment outcome Favorable 268 (95.0)
Unfavorable 14 (5.0)
Had diabetes mellitus Yes 51 (18.0)
No 231 (82.0)
Had a history of smoking Yes 54 (20.0)
No 214 (80.0)
Had a history of chat chewing Yes 28 (10.0)
No 254 (90.0)
Had a history of taking alcohol Yes 73 (26.0)
No 209 (74.0)
Duration of cough ≤ 14 days 54 (19.0)
> 14 days 228 (81.0)
Faced societal stigma Yes 107 (38.0)
No 175 (62.0)
Body mass index (BMI) Under nutrition 198 (70.0)
Normal 84 (30.0)
Length of TB service delay < 82 days 158 (56.0)
≥ 82 days 124 (44.0)