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Table 1 General characteristics of smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Dar es Salaam

From: Smear microscopy and culture conversion rates among smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients by HIV status in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Characteristic HIV Positive N = 168
% (n)
HIV Negative N = 330
% (n)
p-value
HIV result s 33.7 (168) 66.3 (330)  
Sex    
Male 64.9 (109) 71.5 (236) 0.13
Female 35.1 (59) 28.5 (94)  
Mean ± SD age in years 35.7 ± 9.5 30.1 ± 10.2 0.001
Age groups(years)    
15-35 53.0 (89) 77.6 (256) <0.001
>35 47.0 (79) 22.4 (74)  
Age group(years)    
15-25 11.9(20) 37.6 (124) <0.001
26-35 41.1 (69) 40.0 (132)  
36-45 33.3 (56) 15.5 (51)  
>45 13.7 (23) 7.0(23)  
Education    
No education 25.0 (42) 24.2 (80) 0.85
Have education 75.0 (126) 75.8 (250)  
Education level    
No formal education 8.9(15) 7.6(26) 0.92
Primary education 76.2 (128) 76.7 (253)  
Secondary education and above 14.9 (25) 15.5 (51)  
Occupation    
Unemployed 27.4 (46) 27.0 (89) 0.79
Employed 15.5 (26) 17.9 (59)  
Self employed 57.1 (96) 55.2 (182)  
Marital status    
Single 33.3 (56) 51.5 (170) 0.01
Married 41.1 (69) 38.8 (128) 0.012
Cohabiting 3.0(5) 3.3(11) 0.049
Separate/Divorce 14.9 (25) 4.2(14) 0.95
Widowed 7.7(13) 2.1(7) 0.19
BCG scar    
Present 64.3 (108) 70.3 (232) 0.17
Absent 35.7 (60) 29.7 (98)