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Table 1 Baseline Socio-demographic characteristics of adult DR-TB patients in Amhara regional State treatment initiating centers from September 2010 to December 2017 (n = 530)

From: Treatment delay and associated factors among adults with drug resistant tuberculosis at treatment initiating centers in the Amhara regional state, Ethiopia

Variables Frequency (%)
Hospitals (TICs) Gondar University Hospital 302 (57.0%)
Borumeda Hospital 136 (25.7%)
Debre-Markos Hospital 41 (7.7%)
Woldiya hospital 51 (9.6%)
Sex Male 298 (56.2%)
Female 232 (43.8%)
Age (years) 18–24 152 (28.7%)
25–29 114 (21.5%)
30–40 160 (30.2%)
= > 41 104 (19.6%)
Residence Urban 285 (53.8%)
Rural 245 (46.2%)
Ethnicity Amhara 77 (90%)
Tigre 25 (4.7%)
Othera 28 (5.3%)
Religion Orthodox 442 (83.4%)
Muslim 88 (16.6%)
Educational status Cannot read and write 158 (29.8)
Primary 215 (40.6)
Secondary 86 (16.2)
Tertiary 71 (13.4)
marital status Married 268 (50.6%)
Single 172 (32.5%)
Othersb 90 (8.9%)
Occupation Employedc 139 (26.2%)
Unemployedd 239 (45.1%)
Farmer 152 (28.7%)
  1. Othersa Oromo, Kimant, Afar
  2. Othersb Divorced, Widowed, separated
  3. Employedc Government, Non-Government and private
  4. Unemployedd daily laborer, house wife, and student