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Table 1 Culture results from BACTEC960 and LJ media by study site

From: Comparison of Mycobacterium tuberculosis drug susceptibility using solid and liquid culture in Nigeria

  Abuja Ibadan Nnewi All
  BACTEC960 LJ BACTEC960 LJ BACTEC960 LJ BACTEC960 LJ
Positive 160 (80%) 156 (78%) 85 (94%) 79 (88%) 183 (77%) 176 (74%) 428 (81%) 411 (78%)
Negative 23 (12%) 35 (17%) 2 (2%) 7 (8%) 34 (14%) 47 (20%) 59 (11%) 89 (17%)*
Non tuberculous Mycobacteria 2 (1%) 2 (1%) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (1%) 3 (1%) 4 (1%) 5 (1%)
Contaminated 15 (7%) 7 (4%) 3 (3%) 4 (4%) 18 (8%) 11 (5%) 36 (7%) 22 (4%)**
Total 200 200 90 90 237 237 527 527
  1. * Comparison of BACTEC-MGIT-960 and LJ, p < 0.01; ** p = 0.079.