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Table 2 Attributes of the study population by long term survival to 2010a

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

Patient attributesb Total Survived Died p-value
n = 234 (%) n = 165 (%) n = 69 (%)
Median age (years) (IQRc) 49 (20–84) 46 (23–84) 58 (20–86) 0.003
Sex
 Female 63 (26.9) 49 (29.7) 14 (20.3)  
 Male 171 (73.1) 116 (70 · 3) 55 (79 · 7) 0.14
Drug resistance status
Non-MDR-TB 148 (63.3) 116 (70 · 3) 32 (46 · 4)  
MDR-TB 86 (36.7) 49 (29 · 7) 37 (53 · 6) 0.001
Education
  ≥ Middle school 120 (51.3) 100 (60 · 6) 20 (29 · 0)  
  ≤ Primary school 114 (48.7) 65 (39 · 4) 49 (71 · 0) <0.001
Number of bedrooms in patient’s home
  ≥ 4 170 (74.9) 127 (78 · 9) 43 (65 · 1)  
  ≤ 3 57 (25.1) 34 (21 · 1) 23 (34 · 9) 0.03
Annual household income (Yuan)
  ≥ 10,000 129 (55.6) 102 (62 · 2) 27 (39 · 7)  
  < 10,000 103 (44.4) 62 (37 · 8) 41 (60 · 3) 0.002
Whether received TB treatment
 No 172 (78.5) 131 (83.4) 41 (66.1)  
 Yes 47 (21.5) 26 (16.6) 21 (33.9) 0.005
  1. aThose with missing values were excluded from the comparisons
  2. bVariables also tested and found to have p value > 0.10 and not listed in the table included the following: marital status, occupation, smoker after getting TB, alcohol consumption, worked as a migrant worker after got TB cured, and not received help from social welfare and insurance
  3. cInterquartile range
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