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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of respondents*

From: Socio-cultural determinants of timely and delayed treatment of Buruli ulcer: implications for disease control

Demographic characteristics Timely Treatment N = 48 Delayed Treatment N = 130 P-values
N = 178
  (%) (%)  
Treatment status    
Sex    0.398
Males 41.7 50.0  
Females 58.3 50.0  
Age    0.571
Less than 15-years-of age 56.3 44.6  
15-30 years 25.0 31.5  
30-45 years 6.3 10.8  
≥ 45 years 12.5 13.1  
Education    0.216
No education 14.6 26.9  
Primary 58.3 51.5  
Secondary and above 27.1 21.5  
Occupation    0.279
Pupil/student 64.6 52.3  
Unskilled labour 20.8 26.9  
Skilled labourer 2.1 9.2  
Unemployed 12.5 11.5  
Income    0.367
Regular and dependable 18.5 16.2  
Uncertain/ Cannot tell 42.7 43.1  
Irregular 38.8 40.8  
Marital status    0.962
Never married 70.8 67.7  
Married 22.9 23.8  
Separated, divorced and widowed 6.3 8.5  
  1. *Results are stated in percentages. Fisher’s exact test was used for comparison between ‘timely treatment’ and ‘delayed treatment’. Timely treatment is defined as seeking treatment < 3 months from first awareness of symptoms to appropriate help-seeking.