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Table 3 Characteristics of TB source cases (n = 63)

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. (%)
Relationship to index case
 Father 17 (27)
 Mother 25 (39.7)
 Siblinga 2 (3.2)
 Grandparent 11 (17.5)
 Uncle/Aunt 6 (9.5)
 Relative 2 (3.2)
Age (years)
  ≤ 5 00
 6–14 2 (3.2)
 15–44 38 (60.3)
  ≥ 45 23 (36.5)
Type of TB
 PTB+ 31 (49.2)
 PTB- 16 (25.4)
 EPTB 5 (7.9)
 No recordb 11 (17.5)
  1. PTB- smear negative pulmonary TB, PTB+ smear positive pulmonary TB, and EPTB extra-pulmonary TB
  2. aincluding brothers, sisters and cousins
  3. bRecord was not possible to find