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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of adult PTB patients at the Limbe Regional and Kumba District Hospitals, Southwest Region of Cameroon, 2015

From: Prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms in adult patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in the Southwest Region of Cameroon

Variable Description N (%)
Age 21–30 67 (25.3)
31–40 102 (38.5)
41–50 62 (23.4)
>51 34 (12.8)
Sex Male 129 (48.7)
Female 136 (51.3)
Marital status Married 98 (37)
Single 139 (52)
Co-habiting 24 (9.1)
Widow/widower 2 (0.8)
Divorced/separated 2 (0.8)
Occupation Farmer 76 (28.7)
Trader 59 (22.3)
Student 16 (6)
Housewife 24 (9.1)
Artist 6 (2.3)
Teacher 38 (14.3)
Other 46 (17.4)
Educational level No school 18 (6.8)
Primary school 112 (42.3)
Secondary school 121 (45.7)
Tertiary 14 (5.3)
Place of residence Urban 162 (61.1)
Rural 102 (38.5)
Living alone Yes 60 (22.6)
No 205 (77.5)