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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis (N = 250)

From: Evaluation of the Xpert MTB/RIF test for the diagnosis of childhood pulmonary tuberculosis in Uganda: a cross-sectional diagnostic study

Characteristic Frequency Percentage
Age < 1 year 42 16.8
1-5 years 131 52.4
> 5 years 77 30.8
Sex Male 134 53.6
Female 116 46.4
Patient status Inpatient 211 84.4
Outpatient 39 15.6
HIV status Positive 104 41.6
Negative 146 58.4
History of TB contact Yes 86 34.4
No 164 65.6
Prior TB diagnosis Yes 18 7.2
No 232 92.8
Previous pneumonia admission Yes 66 26.4
No 184 73.6
History of INH prophylaxis Yes 1 0.4
No 249 99.6
Tuberculin skin test Positive 76 30.4
Negative 174 69.6
Severe wasting* Yes 68 27.2
No 182 72.8
BCG scar Yes 169 67.6
  No 81 32.4
  1. * Weight for height/length < 5 years, BMI/Age ≥ 5 years which was < -3SD.