Skip to main content

Table 4 Comparison between TST positive and negative groups

From: Prevalence of positive TST among healthcare workers in high-burden TB setting in Peru

VariablesTST negative
(n = 80)
TST positive
(n = 144)
PRP value
Gender
 Female68 (85)117 (81.2)1.090.45
District of residency
 SJL45 (56.2)81 (56.2)1.001.0
Use of N95 mask
 Yes44 (55)85 (59)0.880.3
TB household contact
 Yes17 (21.2)32 (22.2)1.180.22
Cough > 15 days during the last year
 Yes18 (22.5)36 (25)1.050.43
BMI
 < 2532 (40)58 (40.3)0.990.97
 ≥ 2548 (60)86 (59.7)Ref. 
Occupation
 Clinical/paramedical staff48 (60)88 (61.1)0.860.25
 Administrative17 (21.2)32 (22.2)Ref. 
Age, years, median (SD)38.3 (12.47)43.2 (10.11)1.010.004
Time working as health worker, months, mean (SD)118.2 (122.2)166.5 (123.7)1.000.005
Time working on health center, months, mean (SD)73.7 (99.9)118.6 (129.4)1.000.001
  1. Values are n (%) unless noted otherwise
  2. TST Tuberculin skin test, PR Prevalence ratios, SJL San Juan de Lurigancho, TB Tuberculosis, BMI Body mass index
  3. TST negative Participants with negative TST result, TST positive Participants with positive TST, previous positive TST and history of TB
  4. Chi-squared test used for categorical variables. Student’s t-test used when means are displayed
\