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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents by disease conditions, FHS-Non-traditional vs Traditional and FHS-Public vs Private

From: Socio-cultural features and help-seeking preferences for leprosy and tuberculosis: a cultural epidemiological study in a tribal district of Maharashtra, India

  Disease condition FHS - Non traditional vs Traditional FHS - Public vs Private
Characteristics No. of respondents Leprosy (n = 100) (%) TB(n = 50) (%) p - value Non - traditonal (n = 135) (%) Traditonal (n = 15) (%) p - value Public (n = 91) (%) Private (n = 59)(%) p - value
Age (in years)     0.908    0.744    0.481
 <=32 76 67.1 32.9   90.8 9.2   57.9 42.1  
 >32 74 66.2 33.8   89.2 10.8   63.5 36.5  
Gender     0.246    0.512    0.275
 Male 68 61.8 38.2   88.2 11.8   55.9 44.1  
 Female 82 70.7 29.3   91.5 8.5   64.6 35.4  
Education     0.011    0.744    0.333
 Illiterate 76 76.3 23.7   90.8 9.2   64.5 35.5  
 Literate 74 56.8 43.2   89.2 10.8   56.8 43.2  
Material Status     0.765    0.806    0.734
 Unmarried 17 58.8 41.2   94.1 5.9   52.9 47.1  
 Married 121 67.8 32.2   89.3 10.7   61.2 38.8  
 Widowed/Divorced/Separated/Cohabiting 12 66.7 33.3   91.7 8.3   66.7 33.3  
Occupation      0.135   0.561    0.292
 Labourer 60 70.0 30.0   88.3 11.7   58.3 41.7  
 Cultivator/Land Owner 59 71.2 28.8   93.2 6.8   67.8 32.2  
 Others 31 51.6 48.4   87.1 12.9   51.6 48.4  
Tribal Status     0.015    0.461    0.204
 Tribal 131 70.2 29.8   89.3 10.7   62.6 37.4  
 Nontribal 19 42.1 57.9   94.7 5.3   47.4 52.6  
Disease condition        0.001    <0.0001
 Leprosy 100     96.0 4.0   75.0 25.0  
 TB 50     78.0 22.0   32.0 68.0  
  1. *Test applied – Chi-square test of independence