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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants

From: Understanding of latent tuberculosis, its treatment and treatment side effects in immigrant and refugee patients

  Tertiary educated Not tertiary educated Total
Population characteristics (N = 32) (N = 20) (N = 52a)
  n(%) n(%) n(%)
Clinic    
 Refugee & Immigrant 4 (21.0) 15 (79.0) 19 (36.5)
 TB 28 (84.9) 5 (15.1) 33 (63.5)
Gender    
 Male 14 (60.9) 9 (39.1) 23 (44.2)
 Female 18 (62.1) 11 (37.9) 29 (55.7)
Interpreter Required    
 Yes 6 (27.3) 16 (72.7) 22 (42.3)
 No 26 (86.7) 4 (13.3) 30 (57.7)
Reads English    
 Yes 32 (71.1) 13 (28.9) 45 (86.5)
 No 0 7 (100) 7 (13.5)
Lived in a Refugee Camp    
 Yes 2 (20.0) 8 (80.0) 10 (19.2)
 No 30 (71.4) 12 (28.6) 42 (80.7)
Time in Australia    
 < 6 months 2 (28.6) 5 (71.4) 7 (13.5)
 6 months- < 1 year 11 (57.9) 8 (42.1) 19 (36.4)
 1- < 5 years 15 (68.2) 7 (31.8) 22 (42.3)
 5-10 years 4 (100.0) 0 4 (7.7)
Born in sub-Saharan Africa    
 Yes 5 (33.3) 10 (66.7) 15 (28.8)
 No 27 (72.9) 10 (27.1) 37 (71.2)
Age (years)    
 Mean 28.0 27.9 27.9
 Median 28 28 27.5
 Range 18-37 18-36 18-37
  1. a Total number of patients in study.