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Table 2 Main epidemiological and clinical characteristics, and outcome in female and male leprosy patients

From: Gender differential on characteristics and outcome of leprosy patients admitted to a long-term care rural hospital in South-Eastern Ethiopia

Variables Missing Total Male Female Chi- square value P value
   N % N % N %   
Origin M:0; F:0        16.2 <0.001
Catchment area   244 29.1 132 24.4 112 37.8   
Outside catchment area   595 70.9 409 75.6 186 62.2   
Age M:0; F:0         
< 18   89 10.6 47 8.7 42 14.1 5.88 0.020
19-35   331 39.5 194 35.9 137 46.0 8.21 0.005
> 35   419 49.9 300 55.5 119 39.9 18.12 <0.001
Re-admission M: 204; F: 114        0.09 0.82
Yes   84 16.2 53 15.8 31 16.8   
No   435 83.8 282 84.2 153 83.2   
WHO classification M:1; F:2        13.49 <0.001
PB   84 10.0 39 7.3 45 15.2   
MB   752 90.0 501 92.7 251 84.8   
On MDT M:1; F:2        2.68 010
Yes   132 15.7 78 14.3 55 18.6   
No   710 84.3 461 85.7 237 81.4   
Old or New cases M:1; F:2         
New MB   120 14.3 71 13.2 49 16.6 1.81 0.21
New PB   12 1.4 6 1.1 6 2.0 0.02 0.99
Old MB   632 75.6 430 79.6 202 68.2 13.41 <0.001
Old PB   72 8.6 33 6.1 39 13.2 12.13 0.001
Admission from M:0; F:0        5.39 0.03
OPD   779 92.8 494 91.3 285 95.6   
Field   60 7.2 47 8.7 13 4.4   
Outcome M:37; F:21         
Improved   707 90.6 459 91.0 248 89.6 0.49 0.56
Referred   36 4.6 25 5.0 11 4.0 0.30 0.65
Death   22 2.8 10 2.0 12 4.3 3.60 0.09
Not improved   8 1.0 4 0.8 4 1.4 0.29 0.62
Voluntary discharged   8 1.0 6 1.2 2 0.7 0.05 0.80
  1. M: male; F: female; MDT multidrug therapy; MB: multibacillary; PB: paucibacillary; OPD: outpatients department.