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Table 1 Study patients’ characteristics

From: Tuberculosis risk factors among tuberculosis patients in Kampala, Uganda: implications for tuberculosis control

Characteristic Level No (%)
Demographic characteristics
Age <40 296 (81.1%)
41-65 68 (18.6%)
>65 1 (0.3%)
Gender Male 158 (43.3)
Female 207 (56.7)
Occupation Un/ self-employed 110 (64.0%)
Employed 62 (36.0%)
Education None 19 (5.2)
Primary 110 (30.1)
Secondary 39 (10.7)
Tertiary 108 (29.6)
Clinical characteristics
Site of TB (260) Pulmonary 232 (89.2)
Extrapulmonary 28 (10.8)
Treatment category New 317(86.9)
Retreatment 48(13.2)
BMI < 18.5 kg/m2 (n = 234) <18.5 90 (38.5)
TB symptoms (n = 365) Cough 230 (63.0)
Constitutional symptoms 117 (32.1)
HIV infection (n = 365) HIV infected 153(41.9)
Radiological characteristics
CXR findings (n = 145) Parenchymal (nodules, infiltrates, masses) 114 (78.6)
Cavities 51 (35.2)
Pleural (pleural effusion, pleural thickening) 28 (19.3)
Adenopathy (hilar & mediastinal) 4 (2.8)
Mycobacteriology characteristics
Smear Negative 123 (47.3%)
Positive 137 (52.7%)
Culture and drug sensitivity Negative 165 (63.5%)
Positive 95 (36.5%)
Any drug resistance (INH, R, Z, E) 20 (21.1%)
MDR 6 (6.3%)