Table 3

Comparison of prevalence rate of active pulmonary TB between samples from general male and homeless male populations between 2009 and 2010 using age-specific prevalence rate ratio (PR)
Samples from general population Homeless people PR 95% Low 95% High
Age group Number of samples Number of active TB cases Active TB prevalence rate (/1,000) Number of samples Number of active TB cases (observed) Number of active TB cases (expected)
20-29 234 2 8.55 4 1 0.034 29.25 0.38 162.74
30-39 332 0 0.00 33 0 0.000 NA NA NA
40-49 350 1 2.86 90 5 0.257 19.44 6.27 45.38
50-59 303 0 0.00 103 6 0.000 NA NA NA
60-69 313 0 0.00 41 2 0.000 NA NA NA
70+ 264 1 3.79 18 2 0.068 29.33 3.29 105.91
Total 1,796 4 2.23 289 16 0.644 24.86 14.20 40.37

Lee et al.

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

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