Table 1

Demographic characteristics of study population

1999 study population
Examined (n=270)Refused (n=107)Died
(n=84)
Moved
(n=40)
Mean age in 1988 (SD)52.9 (8.4)48.9 (10.1)59.9 (10.4)53.5 (11.8)
Sex
 Males46.6%49.0%66.1%50%
 Females53.4%51.0%33.9%50%
Mean duration of disease in years in 1988 (SD)44.2 (7.9)30.4 (9.3)87.3 (10.8)34.1 (10.0)
Type of disease
 Multibacillary79.9%73.1%76.0%76.7%
 Paucibacillary20.1%26.9%24.023.3%