Table 1

Characteristics of Patients with Culture Confirmed Pulmonary Tuberculosis: comparison of patients with any drug resistance, MDR-TB and XDR-TB
Variable Totally 1012,n(%) Any drug resistance, n(%) p-Value MDR-TB, n(%) p-Value XDR-TB, n(%) p-Value
Sex
  Female 264(26.1) 89(33.7) 0.178 32(12.1) 0.022 3(1.1) 0.115*
  Male 748(73.9) 219(29.3) 56(7.5) 2(0.3)
Age groups (years)
  0-28 250(24.7) 44(17.6) <0.001 13(5.2) 0.002 1(0.4) 0.208*
  28-54 254(25.1) 94(37.0) 35(13.8) 1(0.4)
  54-65 230(22.7) 82(35.7) 23(10.0) 3(1.3)
  65+ 278(27.5) 88(31.7) 17(6.1) 0(0)
Migrant population
  Yes 9(0.9) 6(66.7) 0.027* 2(22.2) 0.181* 0(0) 1*
  No 1003(99.1) 302(30.1) 86(8.6) 5(0.5)
Treatment history
  New Cases 816(80.6) 191(23.4) <0.001 34(4.2) <0.001 0(0) <0.001*
  Pre Treated Cases 196(19.4) 117(59.7) 54(27.6) 5(2.6)
Region
  Rural areas 859(84.9) 258(30.0) 0.512 69(8.0) 0.076 3(0.3) 0.167*
  Urban Districts 153(15.1) 50(32.7) 19(12.4) 2(1.3)
Occupation
  Farmer 783(77.4) 247(31.5) 0.156 69(8.8) 0.808 1(0.4) 1*
  Non-farmer 229(22.6) 61(26.6) 19(8.3) 4(0.5)

*Value by Fisher’s exact test.

Liu et al.

Liu et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:1171   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-1171

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