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Table 3 Association of depression and its severity with socio-demographic variables of patients with PTB in the 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 Severity of depression, N (%) p-value
  None Mild Moderate  
Sex
 Male 69 (53.5) 39 (30.2) 21 (16.3) <0.001
 Female 34 (25.0) 58 (42.8) 44 (32.4)
Age
 21–30 29 (10.9) 20 (7.5 %) 18 (6.8) <0.001
 31–40 38 (14.3) 44 (16.6) 20 (7.5)
 41–50 22 (8.3) 14 (5.3) 26 (9.8)
  > 51 14 (5.3) 19 (7.2) 1 (0.4)
Living alone
 Yes 15 (5.7) 16 (6) 29 (10.9) 0.16
 No 88 (33.2) 81 (30.6) 36 (13.6)