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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants

From: The perspective of private practitioners regarding tuberculosis case detection and treatment delay in Amhara Region, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variable n (%)
Sex  
Male 110 (98.2)
Female 2 (1.8)
Age  
25-34 34 (30.4)
35-44 54 (48.2)
> 45 24 (21.4)
Profession  
Medical specialists 18 (16.1)
GPs 50 (44.6)
HO 44 (39.3)
Medical practice  
1-5 years 54 (48.2)
6-10 years 38 (33.9)
> 10 Years 20 (17.9)
  1. Medical specialists: are medical doctors with an MD degree plus a specialty certificate in internal medicine or pediatrics.
  2. GPs: General practitioners are practitioners with a first degree in medicine. They are authorized to provide clinical services to patients presenting at hospitals and higher or mid-level clinics.
  3. HO: Health Officers are health professionals with a first degree in public health. They have adequate clinical training and are authorized to provide clinical services to patients presenting at mid-level clinics.