Table 1

Clinical and demographic characteristics of study participants

Variable

Controls

Tuberculosis

MD (95% CI)

P-value


Women

N

106

53

Age (yr)

49(20)

50(20)

-0.7(-7.4, 5.9)

0.831

Height (cm)

153(6)

154(4)

-1.4(-3.1, 0.4)

0.118

Weight (kg)

51(7)

43(6)

7.7(5.4, 10.0)

< .001

Log[25(OH)D, ng/mL]

3.39(0.18)

3.40(0.24)

-0.01(-0.08, 0.05)

0.706

Log[PTH, pg/mL]

3.47(0.39)

3.40(0.65)

0.07(-0.10, 0.23)

0.430

Serum calcium

2.35(0.26)

2.11(0.38)

0.24(0.14, 0.35)

< .001

Use of corticosteroid (n; %)

14(13.21)

6(11.32)

0.735

Use of alcohol (n; %)

0

4(7.55)

0.011

Ever smoking (n; %)

1(0.94)

1(1.89)

1.000


Men

N

113

113

Age (yr)

49(16)

50(20)

-0.1(-4.2, 4.0)

0.949

Height (cm)

163(6)

154(4)

-2.1(-3.6, -0.5)

0.009

Weight (kg)

61(10)

43(6)

13.1(10.7, 15.5)

< .001

Log[25(OH)D, ng/mL]

3.60(0.26)

3.49(0.24)

0.10(0.04, 0.17)

0.003

Log[PTH, pg/mL]

3.38(0.38)

3.40(0.65)

0.23(0.11, 0.35)

< 0.001

Serum calcium

2.34(0.30)

2.11(0.38)

0.28(0.19, 0.36)

< .001

Use of corticosteroid (n; %)

7(6.19)

9(8.04)

0.591

Use of alcohol (n; %)

67(59.29)

72(64.29)

0.441

Ever smoking (n; %)

69(61.06)

87(77.68)

0.007


Values are mean (standard deviation), unless otherwise specified

MD, mean difference

Ho-Pham et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2010 10:306   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-306

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