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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants (n = 425)

From: Examining the social status, risk factors and lifestyle changes of tuberculosis patients in Sri Lanka during the treatment period: a cross-sectional study

Socio -demographic Characteristic Number %
Age (in years)
 15–34 109 25.6
 25–34 166 39.1
 35–44 150 35.3
Ethnicity
 Sinhalese 256 60.2
 Tamils 83 19.5
 Muslims 80 18.9
 Burgher & others 6 1.4
Religion
 Buddhism 244 57.4
 Hindu 72 16.9
 Islam 78 18.4
 Christianity 31 7.3
Current marital Status
 Currently Married 286 67.3
 Never Married 98 23.1
 Widowed 24 5.6
 Divorced/ Separated 17 4.0
Highest level of Education
 Never went to school 48 11.3
 Primary education 197 46.3
 Secondary education or higher 180 42.4
Daily family income (in USD)
 Less than 2.4 USD (poor income) 73 17.2
 2.5–12 USD (low income) 348 81.9
 More than 12 USD (middle income) 4 0.9
Employment status
 Employed 224 52.7
 Unemployed 201 47.3
Employment Category (n = 224)
 Professionals 14 6.3
 Clerical and sales workers 34 15.1
 Elementary occupations 113 50.5
 Others 63 28.1
Social status
 High social status 106 24.9
 Low social status 319 75.1