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Table 4 Characteristics of the lymph nodes in persons with tuberculous and non-tuberculous lymphadenitis, Gilgel Gibe, southwest Ethiopia

From: Tuberculosis lymphadenitis in Southwest Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Characteristic of the lymph node TB status   OR [95% CI]
  Positive n (%) Negative n (%)  
Duration
<=6 weeks 8 (25.0) 24 (75.0) 2.28 [0.71- 7.36]
7-12 weeks 2 (25.0) 6 (75.0) 2.28 [0.37- 14.0]
>12 weeks 6 (12.8) 41 (87.2) 1
Tenderness
Tender 2 (18.2) 9 (81.8) 0.98 [0.19- 5.07]
Non-tender 14 (18.4) 62 (81.6) 1
Number of lymph nodes
Single 5 (12.2) 36 (87.80) 1
Few 2 (20.0) 8 (80.0) 1.80 [0.30- 11.0]
Multiple 9 (25.0) 27 (75.0) 2.40 [0.72- 8.0]
Size
1-4 cm 11 (15.5) 60 (84.5) 1
5-10 cm 5 (31.2) 11 (68.8) 2.48 [0.30- 11.0]
Mobility
Mobile 15 (21.4) 55 (78.6) 1
Non-mobile 1 (5.9) 16 (94.1) 0.23 [0.03- 1.87]
Condition
Soft 4 (17.4) 19 (82.6)  
Firm 10 (16.9) 49 (83.1)  
Matted 2 (66.7) 1 (33.3)  
Draining sinus 0 (0.0) 1 (100.0)  
Fluctuant 0 (0.0) 1 (100.0)  
  Lymph node involved
Cervical 12 (18.5) 53 (81.5) 1
Axiliary 3 (27.3) 8 (72.7) 1.66 [0.38- 7.19]
Inguinal 1 (11.1) 8 (88.9) 0.55 [0.06- 4.84]
Others 0 (0.0) 2 (100.0)  
Nature of FNA specimen
Caseous 8 (42.1) 11 (57.9) 1
Non-caseous 8 (11.8) 60 (88.2) 5.46 [1.69- 7.61]*
  1. OR Odds ratio, CI Confidence interval, *p < 0.05.