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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants

From: QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-tube test for the diagnosis of active and latent tuberculosis in selected health facilities of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Category Tuber suspects (N = 136) LTB (N = 66)
Sex, N (%)
 Female 58 (42.6) 27 (50.9)
 Male 78 (57.4) 26 (49.1)
Age, median in years (range) 30 (18–80) 27 (18–77)
CD4 count (Cells per µl), N (%)
 CD4 < 200 25 (18.4) 0 (%)
 CD4 ≥ 200 111 (81.6) 66 (100)
BMI category (kg/m2), N (%)
 BMI < 18.5 41 (30.1) 7 (10.6)
 18.5 < BMI < 24.99 74 (54.4) 43 (65.2)
 BMI ≥ 25 21 (15.4) 16 (24.2)
BCG, N (%)
 Vaccinated 40 (29.4) 42 (63.6)
 Not vaccinated 96 (70.6) 24 (36.6)
HIV status
 Positive 21 (15.4) 3 (4.5)
 Negative 115 (84.6) 63 (95.5)
Smear status, N (%)
 Positive 12 (8.8%) NAa
 Negative 124 (91.2%) NA
Culture, N (%)
 Positive 37 (27.2) NA
 Negative 99 (72.8) NA
Blood with sputum, N (%) 28 (20.6) NA
Breath shortness, N (%) 90 (66.2) NA
Night sweats, N (%) 99 (72.8) NA
Chest pain, N (%) 110 (80.9) NA
Loss of weight, N (%) 91 (66.9) NA
  1. aNot applicable for testing latent tuberculosis group