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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants.

From: Gender-related factors influencing tuberculosis control in shantytowns: a qualitative study

Type of participant Number N = 43 Age [mean(range)] years Zones represented Occupations
Interviews (n = 22)     
Male patients 6 34 (17-69) 4 1 unemployed, 5 informal irregular work
Female patients 8 34 (17-52) 7 6 unemployed, 1 cook, 1 entrepreneur
Healthcare workers (2 male, 6 female) 8 - 8 1 Clinic psychologist, 3 Clinic technical assistant, 3 nurses, 1 Clinic doctor
Focus group discussions (n = 4)     
Male patients 6 27 (18-31) 2 -
Female patients 6 31 (19-52) 6 -
Clinic healthcare workers (all female) 3 - 3 3 nurses
Community-bases healthcare workers (all female) 6 - 16 (regional workers) 3 health promoters, 2 nurses & 1 midwife
  1. No interview participants were included in the focus group discussions.
  2. Information regarding the age of healthcare workers was not recorded in order to ensure anonymity.