Table 2

Disease sites in older and younger tuberculosis patients
Characteristics Older Younger p-value
Sites of disease n = 199 n = 271
 Pulmonary TB 155 (78) 183 (68) 0.044
 Pulmonary and extrapulmonary TB 18 (9) 39 (14)
 Extrapulmonary TB 26 (13) 49 (18)
Locations of pulmonary TB n = 173 n = 222
 Upper* 109 (63) 159 (72) 0.066
 Middle or lower 64 (37) 65 (28)
Locations of extrapulmonary TB† n = 44 n = 88
 Pleural TB 24 (53) 36 (41) 0.144
 Tuberculous lymphadenitis 8 (18) 31 (35) 0.046
 Skeletal TB 7 (16) 10 (11) 0.582
 Tuberculous pericarditis 4 (9) 2 (2) 0.095
 Miliary TB 1(2) 4 (5) 0.664
 Tuberculous peritonitis 2 (4) 2 (2) 0.600
 CNS TB 0 (0) 1 (1) 1.000
 Intestinal TB 0 (0) 3 (3) 0.550
 Genitourinary TB 0 (0) 3 (3) 0.550

The data are presented as n (%).

*: Lesion of the upper lobe only or upper lobe with other lobe.

†: Including multiple locations of TB.

TB = tuberculosis.

Kwon et al.

Kwon et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:121   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-121

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