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Table 2 Participants’ sociodemographic characteristics and TB treatment adherence (n = 698)

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

Variable   Adherent n (%) Non-adherent n (%) P -value
Age group (years) 35 and below 392 (80.0) 98 (20.0)  
  Above 35 169 (81.6) 38 (18.4) 0.617
Sex Female 234 (78.8) 63 (21.2)  
  Male 328 (81.8) 73 (18.2) 0.321
Marital status Married 184 (82.1) 40 (17.9) 0.456
  Unmarried 378 (79.7) 96 (20.3)  
Education level High school and below 487 (79.3) 127 (20.7)  
  Diploma and above 75 (89.3) 9 (10.7) 0.030
Economic status Low 233 (73.5) 84 (26.5)  
  High 329 (86.4) 52 (13.6) <0.001
Psychological distress Likely to not be distressed 252 (81.0) 59 (19.0)  
  Likely to have symptom(s) 310 (80.1) 77 (19.9) < 0.001