Table 1

Demographic characteristics of tuberculosis cases in Tennessee, 2000-2006

Cohort Characteristics

All TB cases (n=2142)a

Pulmonary TB (n=1577)

Extrapulmonary TB (n=564)

p-valueb


Median age - years (IQR)

48.6 (32.8,67.8)

50.1 (35.6,69)

43.3 (27.9,64.5)

< 0.001


Male sex

1433 (66.9)

1084 (68.7)

348 (61.7)

0.002


Black race

934 (44.1)

639 (41.0)

294 (52.8)

< 0.001


Foreign born

389 (18.2)

262 (16.6)

127 (22.5)

0.002


HIV infection

195 (9.1)

134 (11.5)

61 (15.0)

0.071


Homeless

196 (9.2)

157 (10)

39 (6.9)

0.03


Injection drug use

37 (1.8)

27 (1.7)

10 (1.8)

0.93


Non-Injection drug use

216 (10.3)

164 (10.6)

52 (9.4)

0.40


Excess alcohol use

430 (20.3)

362 (23.2)

68 (12.2)

< 0.001


NOTE. Data are presented as number(%) except as noted. IQR, interquartile range.

aOne case did not have site of disease(pulmonary or extrapulmonary) identified.

bChi-Square or rank-sum test for pulmonary TB v. extrapulmonary TB.

Fiske et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2010 10:16   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-16

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