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Table 1 Participants’ sociodemographic characteristics (n = 698)

From: Effects of sociodemographic characteristics and patients’ health beliefs on tuberculosis treatment adherence in Ethiopia: a structural equation modelling approach

Variable   n (%) 95% CI* for %
Sex Female 297 (42.6) 38.9–46.3
  Male 401 (57.4) 53.8–61.1
Age group (years) 35 and below 490 (70.2) 66.7–73.5
  Above 35 207 (29.7) 26.4–33.2
Education level Illiterate 115 (16.5) 13.9–19.4
  Elementary 275 (39.4) 35.8–43.1
  High school 224 (32.1) 28.7–35.7
  College diploma and above 84 (12.0) 9.8–14.7
Marital status Married 224 (32.1) 28.7–35.7
  Unmarried 474 (67.9) 64.4–71.3
Economic status Low 317 (45.4) 41.8–49.1
  High 381 (54.6) 50.9–58.2
Distress Likely to not be distressed 311 (44.1) 40.9–48.3
  Likely to have symptom(s) of distress 387 (55.4) 51.7–59.1
Adherence Adherent 562 (80.5) 77.4–83.3
  Non-adherent 136 (19.5) 16.7–22.6
  1. *confidence interval