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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of trial cohorts

From: Economic support to improve tuberculosis treatment outcomes in South Africa: a pragmatic cluster-randomized controlled trial

  Intervention clinics Control clinics
Total number of trial participants 2,107 1,984
Minimum number of participants per clinic 122 68
Maximum number of participants per clinic 335 335
Mean age of participants 29 years 32 years
Number (percentage) of male participants 1,058 (50.2%) 1,069 (53.9%)
Number (percentage) of participants in rural district 266 (12.6) 167 (8.4)
Number (percentage) of HIV-positive participants 910 (68.0%) 1106 (73.0%)
Number of unemployed participants 1 081 (60.2%) 1 228 (66.2%)
Number of child participants (less than 13 years) 386 (21.5%) 251 (13.5%)
Number of smear-positive participants 903 (42.9%) 882 (44.5%)
  1. Data on HIV status and employment were not available for all patients.