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Table 1 Characteristics of screened household contacts at the study site (n = 223)

From: Contact screening and risk factors for TB among the household contact of children with active TB: a way to find source case and new TB cases

Variables No. (%)
Gender
 Male 104 (46.6)
 Female 119 (53.4)
Age (years)
  ≤ 14 143 (64.1)
 > 15 80 (39.9)
CXR
 Normal 197 (88.3)
 Abnormal 26 (11.7)
TST
 Positive (≥ 10 mm) 176 (57.4)
 Negative (< 10 mm) 47 (42.6)
Weight (percentiles)
 Normal weight 27 (12.1)
 Underweighta 196 (87.9)
Relationship to index case
 Mother 50 (22.4)
 Father 33 (14.8)
 Siblingb 92 (41.3)
 Grandparent 34 (15.2)
 Uncle/Aunt 14 (6.3)
  1. CXR chest X-ray, TST Tuberculin Skin Test
  2. a< 5 percentiles
  3. bincluding brothers, sisters and cousins