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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of patients

From: Predictors of disease complications and treatment outcome among patients with chronic suppurative otitis media attending a tertiary hospital, Mwanza Tanzania

Patients’ characteristic Number of patients (%)
Sex   
 Female 165 54.8
 Male 136 45.2
Age (years)   
 1–10 31 10.30
 11–20 52 17.28
 21–30 51 16.94
 31–40 59 19.60
 41–50 55 18.27
 >50 33 17.61
Occupation   
 Business 53 17.61
 Students 65 21.59
 Peasants 115 38.21
 Public servants 49 16.28
 NA/children 19 6.31
Education level   
 Pre primary 23 7.64
 Primary 128 42.52
 Secondary 110 36.54
 Tertiary 37 12.29
 No formal education 3 1.00
Residency   
 Rural 155 51.5
 Urban 146 48.5
Smoking   
 Yes 41 13.62
 No 260 86.38
HIV status   
 Positive 13 4.32
 Negative 277 92.03
 Refused to test 11 3.65
Co-morbidity   
 Yes 24 8.0
 No 277 92.0
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