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Table 1 Distribution of patients with tuberculous lymphadenitis by sex, age andsite of aspiration in Gondar University Hospital from January,2003– January, 2007 and January, 2010– January, 2011G.C.

From: Prevalence of tuberculous lymphadenitis in Gondar University Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Tuberculous lymphadenitis X2 P value
  Positive (%) Negative (%)   
Age    10.402 <0.001
<5 108(4.5) 113 (10.4)   
5-14 296 (12.6) 221 (21.1)   
15-24 682 (28.5) 255 (24.3)   
25-34 660 (27.6) 246 (23.5)   
35-44 347 (14.5) 119 (11.4)   
≥45 299 (12.5) 94 (9.0)   
Sex    12.271 <0.001
Male 1098 (45.9) 549 (52.4)   
Female 1294 (54.1) 499 (47.6)   
Site of aspiration    65.749 <0.001
Cervical 1135 (47.4) 423 (40.4)   
Axillary 463 19.4) 272 (28.0)   
Inguinal 150 (6.3) 60 (5.7)   
Supraclavicular 208 (8.7) 43 (4.1)   
Submandibular 308 (12.9) 182 (17.4)   
Auricular 15 (0.6) 12 (1.1)   
Neck 100 (4.2) 40 (3.8)   
Others 13 (0.5) 16 (1.5)