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Table 1 Characteristics of the TB patients

From: Knowledge and perception of tuberculosis and the risk to become treatment default among newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis patients treated in primary health care, East Nusa Tenggara: a retrospective study

Variables Treatment default (n = 45, %) Finished treatment (n = 255, %) Total P
Sex
 Male 29 (64.4) 159 (62.4) 188 (62.7) 0.79
 Female 16 (35.6) 96 (37.6) 112 (37.3)  
Age (median, IQR) 34 (24–45) 28 (22–39) 28 (15–59) 0.07
 15–34 years old 24 (53.3) 171 (67.1) 195 (65.0) 0.19
 35–54 years old 19 (42.2) 78 (30.6) 97 (32.3)  
 >55 years old 2 (4.4) 6 (2.4) 8 (2.7)  
District
 Kupang city 19 (42.2) 96 (37.6) 115 (38.3) 0.68
 Kupang district 14 (31.1) 76 (29.8) 90 (30.0)  
 TTU district 7 (15.6) 60 (23.5) 67 (22.3)  
 Rote-Ndao district 5 (11.1) 23 (9) 28 (9.3)  
Length of education
 No schooling 10 (22.2) 41 (16.1) 51 (17.0) 0.15
 Finished 9 years 27 (60) 126 (49.4) 153 (51.0)  
 Finished 12 years 4 (8.9) 55 (21.6) 59 (19.7)  
 Higher education 4 (8.9) 33 (12.9) 37 (12.3)  
Marital status
 Single 16 (35.6) 118 (46.3) 134 (44.7) 0.35
 Married 28 (62.2) 129 (50.6) 157 (52.3)  
 Divorced/widowed 1 (2.2) 8 (3.1) 9 (3.0)  
History of smoking
 Yes 11 (24.4) 67 (26.3) 78 (26.0) 0.80
 No 34 (75.6) 188 (73.7) 222 (74.0)  
Drinking alcohol
 Yes 12 (26.7) 97 (38.0) 109 (36.3) 0.14
 No 33 (73.3) 158 (62.0) 191 (63.7)  
Indigenous
 Timor/Rote 32 (71.1) 193 (75.7) 225 (75.0) 0.51
 Non-indigenous 13 (28.9) 62 (24.3) 75 (25.0)  
AFB level
 + 13 (28.9) 76 (29.8) 89 (29.7) 0.99
 ++ 14 (31.1) 77 (30.2) 91 (30.3)  
 +++ 18 (40) 102 (40) 120 (40.0)  
  1. *  Variables with p < 0.2 were included in multivariate logistic regression analysis.