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Table 1 Attributes of the study population by drug resistance status at baseline, 2001-2002a

From: Comparison of characteristics and mortality in multidrug resistant (MDR) and non-MDR tuberculosis patients in China

Patient attributes MDR-TB Non-MDR-TB p-value
n = 86 (%) n = 148 (%)
Sex
 Male 64 (74.4) 107 (72.3) 0 · 72
 Female 22 (25 · 6) 41 (27 · 7)
Age groups (years)
 10 ~ 29 20 (23 · 3) 35 (23 · 6) 0.16
 30 ~ 44 28 (32 · 6) 42 (28 · 4)
 45 ~ 59 26 (30 · 2) 33 (22 · 3)
 60~ 12 (13 · 9) 38 (25 · 7)
Marital status
 Married 70 (81 · 4) 115 (78 · 2) 0 · 84
 Othersb 16 (18 · 6) 32 (21 · 8)
Occupation
 Farmers 75 (87 · 2) 125 (85 · 0) 0 · 29
 Othersc 11 (12 · 8) 22 (15 · 0)
Education
  ≤ Primary school 48 (55 · 9) 66 (45 · 2) 0 · 19
  ≥ Middle school 38 (44 · 1) 80 (54 · 8)
Smoker 30 (34 · 9) 28 (18 · 9) <0 · 01
Alcohol drinker 14 (16.3) 20 (13.5) 0.56
Work outsided for cash after TB cured 8 (9 · 3) 3 (2 · 0) <0 · 01
Numbers of bedrooms in patients’ house
  ≥ 4 51 (62 · 2) 119 (82 · 1) <0 · 01
  ≤ 3 31 (37 · 8) 26 (17 · 9)
Annual household income (Yuan)
  ≥ 10 000 38 (44 · 7) 91 (61 · 9) 0 · 01
  < 10 000 47 (55 · 3) 56 (38 · 1)
Community/government offered financial help 13 (15 · 7) 12 (8 · 8) 0 · 24
Insurance
 Insured 8 (10 · 5) 16 (11 · 0) 0 · 97
 Own expense 77 (89 · 5) 130 (89 · 0)
  1. aThose with missing values were excluded from the comparisons
  2. bOthers include single, divorced, and widowed
  3. cOthers include worker, cadre, teacher, student, self-employment, unemployed, and housewife/homemaker
  4. dPatient worked outside hometown for cash as a migrant worker
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