Table 2

Symptoms* and its duration reported by patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (n = 450)
Symptoms Symptom Duration (weeks)
N (%) Median (IQR)
Cough 450 (100) 8 (8, 12)
Fever 300 (66.7) 2 (2, 3)
Weight loss 426 (94.7) 4 (4, 8)
Night sweats 402 (89.3) 4 (4, 8)
Hemoptysis 156 (34.7) 4 (1, 4)
Chest pain 60 (13.3) 2 (2, 4)
Body weakness 138 (30.7) 3 (1, 4)
Others 10 (2.2) 1 (0, 2)

* For most patients, two or more symptoms were reported.

Ukwaja et al.

Ukwaja et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:25   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-25

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