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Table 1 Summary of socio-demographic distribution and knowledge, attitude and preventive practice towards TB, Mecha District, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018

From: Knowledge, attitude and preventive practice towards tuberculosis among clients visiting public health facilities

Variables Category Knowledge Attitude Practice Total
Good knowledge Poor knowledge Favorable attitude Unfavorable attitude Good practice Poor practice
n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
Age < 21 35 67.3 17 32.7 43 82.7 9 17.3 39 75.0 13 25.0 52 12.9
21–30 97 64.7 53 35.3 103 68.7 47 31.3 87 58.0 63 42.0 150 37.2
31–40 47 56.0 37 44.0 53 63.1 31 36.9 38 45.2 46 54.8 84 20.8
41–50 37 61.7 23 38.3 41 68.3 19 31.7 31 51.7 29 48.3 60 14.9
51–60 17 43.6 22 56.4 23 59.0 16 41.0 15 38.5 24 61.5 39 9.7
> 60 5 2.8 13 72.2 7 38.9 11 61.1 6 33.3 12 66.7 18 4.5
Marital status Single 65 60.7 42 39.3 53 49.5 54 50.5 47 43.9 60 56.1 107 26.6
Married 113 41.4 160 58.6 157 57.5 116 42.5 179 65.6 94 34.4 273 67.7
Divorced 7 41.2 10 58.8 11 61.1 6 35.3 9 52.9 8 47.1 17 4.2
Widowed 1 16.7 5 83.3 4 66.7 2 33.3 3 50.0 3 50.0 6 1.5
Educational status Cannot read and write 31 24.6 95 75.4 49 38.9 77 61.1 55 43.7 71 56.3 126 31.3
Can read and write 185 66.8 92 33.2 193 69.7 84 30.3 169 61.0 108 39.0 277 68.7
Religion Orthodox 189 51.6 177 48.4 251 68.6 115 31.4 198 54.1 168 45.9 366 90.8
Muslim 12 52.2 11 47.8 14 60.9 9 39.1 10 43.5 13 56.5 23 5.7
Protestant 9 64.3 5 35.7 8 57.1 6 42.9 10 71.4 4 28.6 14 3.5
Ethnicity Amhara 213 54.1 181 45.9 255 64.7 139 35.3 157 39.8 237 60.2 394 97.8
Othersa 4 44.4 5 55.6 6 66.7 3 33.3 3 33.3 6 66.7 9 2.2
Occupation Government employee 192 86.5 30 13.5 155 69.8 67 30.2 181 81.5 41 18.5 222 55.1
Farmer 11 12.2 79 87.8 28 31.1 62 68.9 31 34.4 59 65.6 90 11.7
Students 57 70.4 24 29.6 62 76.5 19 23.5 43 53.1 38 46.9 81 15.1
Othersb 3 30.0 7 70.0 6 60.0 4 40.0 6 60.0 4 40.0 10 9.9
Monthly income (ETB) < 1000 60 27.9 155 72.1 121 56.3 94 43.7 81 37.7 134 62.3 215 53.3
1000–3000 98 58.3 70 41.7 111 66.1 57 33.9 72 42.9 96 57.1 168 41.7
> 3000 12 60.0 8 40.0 14 70.0 6 30.0 9 45.0 11 55.0 20 5
  1. aTigre, Agew, Oromo
  2. bDaily laborers, unemployed