Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of homeless participants
Total Site A Site B Site C Site D Site E
Number 313 54 59 71 46 83
Male (%) 309 (98.7%) 53 (98.1%) 56 (94.9%) 71 (100%) 46 (100%) 83 (100%)
Age (years), median (range) 52 (25–86) 51 (25–70) 49 (32–73) 48 (30–63) 50.5 (28–63) 58 (29–86)
Body mass index (kg/m2), median (range) 23.0 (15.8-35.8) 25.6 (17.0-30.8) 23.6 (15.8-35.8) 23.2 (17.4-35.3) 22.5 (17.4-32.8) 22.6 (17.0-31.2)
Sputum production 88 (28.1%)
    18 (33.3%)
    23 (39.0%)
    17 (23.9%)
    13 (28.3%)
    17 (20.5%)
History of previous TB 52/306 (17.0%) 12/53 (22.6%) 8 (13.6%) 9/68 (13.2%) 8/45 (17.8%) 15/81(18.51%)
Current or ex- smoker 259/309 (83.8%) 42/53 (79.2%) 48/56 (81.4%) 64 (90.1%) 37 (80.4%) 68 (81.9%)
Presence of BCG scar 203/295 (68.8%) 29/37 (78.4%) 50/58 (86.2%) 46 (64.8%) 43 (93.5%) 35 (42.2%)
Diabetes 52/304 (17.1%) 12/50 (24.0%) 17/57 (29.8%) 4 (5.6%) 5 (10.9%) 14/80 (17.5%)

Lee et al.

Lee et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:720   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-720

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