Table 1

Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the TB (n = 35) and non-TB (n = 48) groups

CharacteristicTBNo TBp Value
n (%)n (%)
Mean age (SD)40.71 (13.6)47.38 (15.7)0.05
Sex0.25
    Male22 (62.9)24 (50.0)
    Female13 (37.1)24 (50.0)
Ethnic group0.36
    Black17 (48.6)17 (35.4)
    Mixed race18 (51.4)28 (58.3)
    White02 (4.2)
    Others01 (2.1)
HIV status0.26
    Positive13 (37.1)10 (20.8)
    Negative19 (54.3)33 (68.8)
    Unknown3 (8.6)5 (10.4)
Previous TB0.59
    Yes14 (40.0)18 (37.5)
    No20 (57.1)26 (54.2)
    Unknown1 (2.9)4 (8.3)
TB contact (within 2 years)0.82
    Yes6 (17.1)6 (12.5)
    No24 (68.6)34 (70.8)
    Unknown5 (14.3)8 (16.7)
Smoker0.38
    Yes18 (51.4)25 (52.1)
    No15 (42.9)16 (33.3)
    Unknown2 (5.7)7 (14.6)
  • Of the 85 evaluable patients two had an uncertain diagnosis.

  • TB, tuberculosis.