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Table 2 Prevalence of multiple infections with M. tuberculosis and comparison between patients with multiple versus single strain infections

From: Detection of multiple strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis using MIRU-VNTR in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Kampala, Uganda

Patients with pulmonary tuberculosis, N = 113
Multiple strain infection, % (95% CI), 7.08% (2.35-11.81)
  Multiple strains,
n = 8
Single strain,
n = 105
p value
Baseline data    
Age (median, years) 34.5 25 0.0745
Sex (% female) 50 51.89 0.8965
Body Mass Index (mean) 20.73 19.17 0.1764
HIV Positive (%) 37.5 12.62 0.0494
Sputum Smear Positive (%) 100 84.62 0.2169
Sputum Smear Grade (mean) 3.12 2.82 0.5511
Multidrug Resistance, n 0 1 0.8137
Culture positive after 2 months (%) 25.00 25.74 0.95
Culture positive after 5 months (%) 0 4.54 0.5379
Chest X-ray 1    
Grade 0 (%) 25 8 0.1482
Grade 1 (%) 0 16  
Grade 2 (%) 0 25  
Grade 3 (%) 63 41 0.2813
Co-morbidities    
Respiratory tract infections (%) 88 53 0.0607
Malaria (%) 25 29 0.8289
Candidiasis (%) 25 6 0.0404
Anemia (%) 13 2 0.0723
PUD (%) 13 1 0.0170
Drug resistance profiles    
INH (%) 25 4 0.0573
RMP (%) 0 1  
EMB (%) 0 0  
PZA (%) 0 0  
STM (%) 0 2  
  1. CI, Confidence Interval; 1baseline chest x-ray data; PUD, Peptic ulcer disease; INH, Isoniazid; RMP, Rifampicin; EMB, Ethambutol; PZA, Pyrazinamide; STM, Streptomycin