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Table 2 Symptoms and disease past history of smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients

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
Cough    
Yes 98.2 (165) 98.5 (325) 0.82
No 1.8(3) 1.5(5)  
Chest pain    
Yes 69.6 (117) 72.7 (240) 0.47
No 30.4 (51) 27.3 (90)  
Fever    
Yes 73.8 (124) 68.2(225) 0.20
No 26.2 (44) 31.8(105)  
Night sweats    
Yes 61.9 (104) 68.2 (225) 0.16
No 38.1 (64) 31.8 (105)  
Loss of weight    
Yes 88.1 (148) 85.8 (283) 0.47
No 11.9 (20) 14.2 (47)  
Past history of TB    
Yes 13.7 (23) 8.5(28) 0.07
No 86.3 (145) 91.5 (302)  
Past history of anti-TB    
Yes 23.2 (39) 10.9 (36) < 0.001
No 76.8 (129) 89.1 (294)  
Family member with TB    
Yes 16.1 (27) 18.2 (60) 0.56
No 83.9 (141) 81.8 (270)