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Research Article

Assessment of Anti-TB Drug Nonadherence and Associated Factors among TB Patients Attending TB Clinics in Arba Minch Governmental Health Institutions, Southern Ethiopia

Table 4

Disease and medicine related characteristics of the TB patients that attended TB clinics at governmental health institutions of Arba Minch town, Southern Ethiopia, 2017 .

VariableFrequencyPercent

Experience of side effects
Yes3011.1
No24188.9
Type of side effects
Vomiting and diarrhea1033.4
Headache and dizziness723.4
Skin rash413.3
Numbness of feet and hands930
Duration to feel better
<2 months25794.8
2–4 months93.3
5-6 months51.8
Missing of anti-TB medication
Yes6925.5
No20274.5
Reason for missing anti-TB medication
Forgetfulness1521.7
Vomiting and diarrhea45.9
Cost of transport57.2
Health professional attitude34.3
Stigma and discrimination710.1
Feeling better3550.8
HIV status
Positive62.2
Negative22382.3
Not tested4215.5
Taking drugs other than anti-Tb medication
Yes145.2
No25794.8
Reason of taking another drug
HIV/AIDS642.8
Pneumonia214.3
STI17.1
Fungal disease535.8

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