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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristic of TB patients attending TB clinic in health centers at Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 306)

From: Non-adherence to anti-tuberculosis treatment, reasons and associated factors among TB patients attending at Gondar town health centers, Northwest Ethiopia

Variable Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Sex
 Male 166 54.2
 Female 140 45.8
Age
 18–28 75 24.5
 29–38 61 19.9
 39–48 83 27.2
 ≥ 49 87 28.4
Marital status
 Single 135 44.1
 Married 117 38.2
 Divorced 36 11.8
 Widowed 18 5.9
Religion
 Orthodox 193 63.0
 Protestant 58 19.0
 Muslim 55 18.0
Ethnicity
 Amhara 234 76.5
 Tigrie 40 13.0
 Kimant 32 10.5
Residence
 Urban 256 83.7
 Rural 50 16.3
Educational status
 Unable to read and write 51 16.7
 Able to read and write 65 21.2
 Grade 1–8 49 16.0
 Grade 9–12 75 24.5
 Diploma 27 8.8
 Degree and above 39 12.8
Occupational status
 Government employee 119 38.9
 Merchant 35 11.4
 Farmer 25 8.2
 Housewife 47 15.4
 Student 27 8.8
 Daily laborer 29 9.5
 Unemployed 24 7.8
Income (Ethiopian Birr)
 ≤ 1000 134 43.8
 1001–2000 81 26.5
 2001–3000 50 16.3
 > 3000 41 13.4
Distance from TB clinic (single trip) (km)
 < 3 70 22.9
 3–5 145 47.4
 > 5 91 29.7
Type of transportation to the TB clinic
 Walking/foot 84 27.5
 Public transport 222 72.5
Traveling time (single trip) (min)
 ≤ 30 148 48.4
 > 30 158 51.6
Cost of traveling (single trip) (n = 222) (Ethiopian Birr)
 ≤ 10 Birr 114 51.4
 > 10 Birr 108 48.6