Table 3

Distributions of EPTB with in Age group by AFB microscopic and cytological techniques among suspected patients at University of Gondar Hospital, from January 2012 to April 2012, (N = 344)
Age Sex Types of specimens AFB microscopic results Cytological results
Male Female Lymph node (%) CSF (%) Periton-eal fluid (%) Pleural Fluid (%) Ascitic fluid (%) Positive (%) Negative (%) Positive (%) Negative (%)
<10 17 20 24 (10.9) 1 (2) 3 (7) 9 (33.3) 0 (0) 3 (8.1) 34 (91.9) 13 (59) 9 (41)
10-20 34 38 51 (23.1) 7 (14.3) 6 (14) 8 (29.6) 0 (0) 7 (9.7) 65 (90.3) 33 (60) 22 (40)
21-30 52 42 69 (31.2) 10 (20.4) 11 (25.6) 3 (11.1) 1 (25) 8 (8.5) 86 (91.5) 33 (62.3) 20 (37.7)
31-40 27 40 43 (19.5) 13 (26.5) 6 (14) 3 (11.1) 2 (50) 10 (14.9) 57 (85.1) 46 (67) 23 (33)
41-50 17 21 20 (9) 9 (18.4) 8 (18.6) 1 (3.7) 0 (0) 3 (7.9) 35 (92.1 ) 16 (61.5) 10 (38.5)
>50 16 20 14 (6.3) 9 (18.4) 9 (21.1) 3 (11.1) 1 (25) 3 (8.3) 33 (91.7) 11 (57.9) 8 (42.1)
Total 163 181 221 (100) 49 (100) 43 (100) 27 (100) 4 (100) 34 (9.9) 310 (90.1) 152 (62.3) 92 (37.7)

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