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Table 2 Demographic and clinical comparison between routinely diagnosed cases residing in high risk and low risk zones during the facility-based phase

From: Spatial distribution of people diagnosed with tuberculosis through routine and active case finding: a community-based study in Kampala, Uganda

 Residents of high-risk zones (n = 28)Residents of low-risk zones (n = 17)P-value
n (%)n (%)
Female11 (39%)3 (18%)0.19
Age at tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis  0.46
 15–24 years4 (14%)3 (18%) 
 25–34 years10 (36%)8 (47%) 
 35–44 years11 (39%)3 (18%) 
 45–54 years3 (11%)3 (18%) 
Literacy  0.28
 Can read & write without difficulty13 (46%)12 (71%) 
 Can read & write, but one or both are difficult13 (46%)5 (29%) 
 Can neither read nor write2 (7%)0 (0%) 
Occupation  0.52
 Self-employed10 (36%)2 (12%) 
 Student1 (4%)1 (6%) 
 Salaried worker7 (25%)6 (35%) 
 Occasional work (piece jobs)4 (14%)4 (24%) 
 Unemployed but able to work3 (11%)3 (18%) 
 Unemployed and unable to work3 (11%)1 (6%) 
Monthly income (Ugandan Shillings ×1000), median (IQR)340 (135, 600)600 (350, 750)0.06
Skipped 1+ Meals in the last month119 (68%)7 (41%)0.12
Household Size, median (IQR)2 (1, 3)3 (1, 5)0.35
Duration of cough (weeks), median (IQR)5 (3, 12)8 (4, 20)0.08
HIV Positive11 (39%)2 (12%)0.09
Ever lived with a TB Case6 (21%)5 (29%)0.37
Ever known a TB Case7 (25%)8 (47%)0.08
  1. 1 Participant or other adults in their household reported skipping at least one meal or eating smaller meals than wanted because there wasn’t enough money for food