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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics between M. tuberculosis Beijing strain and M. bovis BCG strain

From: The role of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex species on apoptosis and necroptosis state of macrophages derived from active pulmonary tuberculosis patients

Variable MTBC species p value
M. tuberculosis Beijing strain, n (%) M. bovis BCG strain, n (%)
Gender
 Female 13 (81.37) 3 (18.8) 0.855
 Male 11 (78.6) 3 (21.4)
Age (year)
 < 21 2 (50.0) 2 (50.0) 0.172
 21–40 12 (75.0) 4 (25.0)
 40–50 6 (100.0) 0 (0)
 > 50 4 (100.0) 0 (0)
Educational attainment
 Elementary school 8 (89.5) 1 (11.1) 0.466
 Junior high school 10 (83.3) 2 (6.7)
 Senior high school 6 (66.7) 3 (33.3)
Occupation
 Labourer 16 (76.2) 5 (32.8) 0.364
 Housewife 6 (100.0) 0 (0)
 Unemployed 2 (66.7) 1 (33.3)
Anorexia
 Yes 21 (77.7) 6 (22.2) 0.189
 No 3 (100.0) 0 (0)  
Weight loss
 Yes 21 (80.8) 5 (19.2) 0.364
 No 3 (75.0) 1 (25.0)  
Fever
 Yes 13 (76.5) 4 (23.5) 0.167
 No 11 (84.6) 2 (15.4)  
Haemoglobin level
 Normal 8 (72.8) 3 (27.3) 0.750
 Low 16 (84.2) 3 (15.8)  
SaO2 level
 Normal 17 (80.9) 4 (19.0) 0.831
 Low 7 (77.8) 2 (22.2)