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Table 2 Positivity rates of MTB in males and females (n = 766)

From: PCR could be a method of choice for identification of both pulmonary and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis

Sr.No. Type of Sample Total Samples Received Males Positive/Total (%age) Female Positive/Total (%age) p-value
1 Serum 41 0/27 2/14 (14.2%) 0.1
2 Blood 88 18/41 (43.9%) 14/47 (29.7%) 0.2
3 Urine 225 53/134 (39.5%) 52/91 (57.1%) 0.07
4 CSF 76 16/41 (39%) 16/35 (45.7%) 0.1
5 Ascitic Fluid 133 61/81 (75%) 29/52 (55.7%) 0.1
6 Pleural Fluid 98 30/58 (51.7%) 21/40 (52.5%) 0.5
7 Pericardial Fluid 10 3/9 (33.3%) 0/1 0.7
8 Pus 44 11/25 (44%) 6/19 (31.5%) 0.39
9 Bone Marrow 5 1/2 (50%) 2/3 (66.6%) 0.5
10 Sputum 36 5/13 (38.4%) 9/23 (39.1%) 0.2
11 BAL 10 5/6 (83.3%) 2/4 (50%) 0.5
12 Total 766 203/437 (46.4%) 153/329 (46.5%) NS
  1. MTB: Mycobacterium tuberculosis; CSF: cerebro spinal fluid; BAL: bronchoalveolar lavage; NS: Non-significant