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Table 1 General characteristics of the patients

From: Cost and cost-effectiveness of community based and health facility based directly observed treatment of tuberculosis in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

  Community DOT n (%) Health facility DOT n (%)
Sex   
Male 26 (57.8) 37 (63.8)
Female 19 (42.2) 21 (36.2)
Age (in years)   
Mean (SD) 31 (9) 33 (12)
Education status   
No education 5 (11.1) 4 (6.9)
Not completed primary school 9 (20.0) 7 (12.1)
Completed primary school 25 (55.6) 42(72.4)
Secondary school and above 6 (13.3) 4 (6.9)
Others 0 1(1.7)
Occupation   
Informal and self employed 21 (46.7) 22 (37.9)
Employed 14 (31.1) 14 (24.1)
No employment 5 (11.1) 7 (12.1)
Housewife 5 (11.1) 15 (25.9)
Home-TB clinic distance   
Below 1 km 29 (64.4) 46 (79.3)
1–2 kms 10 (22.2) 7 (12.1)
Above 2 kms 6 (13.3) 5 (8.6)
TB type   
Smear- positive PTB 25 (55.6) 33 (56.9)
Smear- negative PTB and extra-pulmonary TB 20 (44.4) 25 (43.1)