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Table 1 Characteristics of study subjects tested for MTB by Xpert TB/RIF assay or MTB culture

From: Evaluation of Xpert MTB/RIF testing for rapid diagnosis of childhood pulmonary tuberculosis in children by Xpert MTB/RIF testing of stool samples in a low resource setting

Age group Number each age group % of each age group (n = 50) TB contact (%) BCG vaccination (%) BCG scar (%) Measles (%) PCM III (%) Immune compromised (%) GA Xpert (n = 49)a GA MTBCS (n = 49)a STOOL Xpert (n = 49)a
Pos % Pos Pos % Pos Pos % Pos
0–5 years 23 46 12 (52) 11 (48) 5 (22) 1 (4) 14 (61) 9 (39) 7 31.8 5 22.7 5 27.3
6–10 years 19 38 11 (58) 10 (53) 7 (37) 1 (5) 6 (32) 2 (11) 3 15.7 3 15 2 10
11–15 years 8 16 5 (63) 2 (25) 3 (38) 3 (38) 4 (50) 2 25 1 14.3 3 50
Total 50 100 28 (56) 23 (46) 15 (30) 2 (4) 23 (46) 15 (30) 11 22.4 9 18.3 10 20.4
  1. aSubjects for whom both GA and stool analysis were available were included