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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of TB patients and healthy controls

From: Low plasma vitamin A concentration is associated with tuberculosis in Moroccan population: a preliminary case control study

Variables TB patients (N = 44) Healthy controls (N = 40)
Age (mean ± SD) 31.02 ± 12.04 38.6 ± 11.5
Gender, number (%)
 Men 29 (59.1) 21 (52.5)
 Women 15 (34.1) 19 (47.5)
HIV status Negative Negative
Clinical feature, number (%)
 Hemoptysis 16 (36.4) Absence of symptoms
 Expectoration 16 (36.4)
 Fever 12 (27.3)
 Cough 14 (31.8)
 Weight loss 37 (84.1)
 Abnormality shown by chest X-ray examination number (%) 37 (84.1)