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Table 1 Description of study population

From: Risk of latent TB infection in individuals employed in the healthcare sector in Germany: a multicentre prevalence study

Variable N = 2004 %
Age (years)   
> 25 253 12.6
25-35 years 481 24.0
35-45 years 571 28.5
45-55 years 507 25.3
> 55 years 192 9.6
Gender   
Female 1548 77.2
Male 456 22.8
Country of birth   
Germany 1667 83.2
Foreign-born 337 16.8
TB in own history   
Yes 24 1.2
No 1980 98.8
BCG vaccination   
Yes 905 45.2
No 1099 54.8
Profession   
Nurse 1087 54.2
Physician 281 14.0
Trainee 110 5.5
Therapist 66 3.3
Administration 92 4.6
Ancillary nursing staff 30 1.5
Cleaning staff 79 3.9
Social workers/auxiliary 102 5.1
Radiology staff 28 1.4
Laboratory staff 70 3.5
Other 59 2.9
Workplace   
Admission ward 138 6.9
Infection ward 303 15.1
Geriatric care 309 15.4
Radiology/Laboratory/Pathology 176 8.8
Administration 75 3.7
Intensive care 213 10.6
Clinic ward 721 36.0
Other 69 3.4
History of TST   
Negative TST in history 1017 50.7
Positive TST in history 480 24.0
No TST 507 25.3
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