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Table 2 Characteristics of secondary TB cases among the household contacts of children with active TB (n = 35)

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

Characteristics No. (%)
Gender
 Male 14 (40)
 Female 21 (60)
Age (years)
  ≤ 5 21 (60)
 6–14 9 (25.7)
 15–44 4 (11.4)
  ≥ 45 1 (2.9)
Residence
 Rural 11 (31.4)
 Urban 24 (68.6)
Weight (percentiles)
 Underweighta 32 (91.4)
 Normal weight 3 (8.6)
BCG scar
 Present 27 (77.1)
 Absent 8 (22.9)
Type of TB
 PTB+ 7 (20)
 PTB- 19 (54.3)
 PTBNS 9 (25.7)
  1. PTB- smear negative pulmonary TB, PTB+ smear positive pulmonary TB, PTBNS pulmonary TB with unknown sputum
  2. a< 5 percentiles