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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of new patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Medellín, Colombia, May–September 2017

From: Delays in diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis within a context of medium incidence, Medellín, Colombia, 2017: an operational research

Clinical characteristicsTotalPDHSD
n (%)Me [IQR]Me [IQR]
183 (100)35 [14–84]27 [7–89]
Tobacco
 No tobacco use111(60.66)30[14–91]41[11–106]
 Past tobacco use37(20.21)48[9–75]17[6–62]
 Current tobacco use35(19.13)61[28–87]13[4–51]
Alcohol consumption
 No150(81.97)31[14–74]31[8–92]
 Former consumer15(8.20)63[19–101]15[6–50]
 Currently18(9.83)56[15–106]13[7–67]
PAS consumption
 No153(83.61)30[14–65]33[9–93]
 Former consumer8(4.37)70[20–178]20.5[6–35]
 Currently22(12.02)68.5[40–127]12.5[3–30]
Medical history diabetes
 No158(86.34)34[14–84]28[9–92]
 Yes25(13.66)61[25–91]13[4–64]
Haemoptysis
 No147(80.33)35[14–90]26[7–73]
 Yes36(19.67)34[15–64]34[9–118]
HIV serological status
 Negative166(90.71)35[15–84]26.5[7–78]
 Positive17(9.29)35[14–61]33[11–100]
AFB smear
 Positive139(75.96)17[7–63]
 Negative44(24.04)69[27–130]
Close contact with TB patient
 No139(75.96)31[14–64]32[9–105]
 Yes44(24.04)63[29–124]15[7–65]
Chest X-ray
 Yes169(92.35)29[7–89]
 No14(7.65)13.5[13–29]
  1. PD patient delay; HSD health system delay; Me median; IQR interquartile range; PAS psychoactive substances; HIV human immunodeficiency virus; AFB acid-fast bacilli
  2. Note: The variables AFB smear and chest x-rays were not kept in mind for the PD
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