Table 1

Characteristics of 377 included and 58 excluded patients with smear-positive tuberculosis

Included N = 377

Not included N = 58

P


Age groups (years)

0.18

15–24

96 (25%)

15 (26%)

25–34

159 (42%)

20 (35%)

35–44

55 (14%)

16 (27%)

45–54

42 (11%)

3 (5%)

55–64

13 (4%)

1 (2%)

65+

12 (3%)

3 (5%)

Age (mean, Sd)

32.5 (12%)

33.7 (12%)

0.40

Male

253 (67%)

39 (67%)

0.98

Female

124 (33%)

19 (33%)

Clinic of inclusion

< 0.01

Tambukareli

32 (9%)

1 (2%)

Temeke

41 (11%)

9 (16%)

Amana

102 (27%)

11 (20%)

Mnazi Mmoja

45 (12%)

23 (40%)

Tandale

58 (15%)

12 (21%)

Mwananyamala

99 (26%)

1 (2%)


Egwaga et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2007 7:8   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-7-8

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