Table 1

Clinical characteristics of HIV positive and HIV negative subjects enrolled in the study (n = 596)

Characteristics of study subjects

HIV positive

n = 298

HIV negative

n = 298

p-value


Age median and range

32 (18-59 years)

34 (17-59 years)

0.045

Male Gender

118 (40%)

180 (60%)

< 0.0001

History of prior incarceration

16 (5%)

18 (6%)

0.7

History of BCG vaccination

223(75%)

220 (74%)

0.9

History of household TB exposure in past 30 days

33 (11%)

37(12%)

0.8

Median monthy income $

32

32

0.6

Median CD4 count

388 cells/μl


BCG: Bacillus Calmette-Guérin

HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Talati et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:264   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-264

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