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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of HIV positive and HIV negative subjects enrolled in the study (n = 596)

From: Diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection among HIV discordant partners using interferon gamma release assays

Characteristics of study subjects HIV positive
n = 298
HIV negative
n = 298
p-value
Age median and range 32 (18-59 years) 34 (17-59 years) 0.045
Male Gender 118 (40%) 180 (60%) < 0.0001
History of prior incarceration 16 (5%) 18 (6%) 0.7
History of BCG vaccination 223(75%) 220 (74%) 0.9
History of household TB exposure in past 30 days 33 (11%) 37(12%) 0.8
Median monthy income $ 32 32 0.6
Median CD4 count 388 cells/μl   
  1. BCG: Bacillus Calmette-Guérin
  2. HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus