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Table 1 Description of socio-demographic features of the study participants (N= 245)

From: Parasitic infection may be associated with discordant responses to QuantiFERON and tuberculin skin test in apparently healthy children and adolescents in a tuberculosis endemic setting, Ethiopia

Variables Study participants
Age (yrs)  
    Mean (SD) 14.8 (1.7)
    Median (Range) 15 (12–20)
Age category  
    12-15 yrs: N (%) 168 (68.6)
    16-20 yrs: N (%) 77 (31.4)
Sex  
    Male: N (%) 112 (45.7)
    Female: N (%) 133 (54.3)
BMI (Kg/M 2 )  
    Mean (SD) 17.3 (2.7)
    Median (Range) 16.9 (12–28)
BMI category*  
Boys  
    Underweight (<20): N (%) 109 (44.5)
    Normal (20–30): N (%) 3 (1.2)
    Overweight (>30): N (%) 0 (0)
Girls  
    Underweight (<18): N (%) 71 (29.0)
    Normal (18–32): N (%) 62 (25.3)
    Overweight (>32): N (%) 0 (0)
School type  
    Government: N (%) 153 (62.4)
    Private: N (%) 92 (37.6)
Family size  
    Mean (SD) 5.6 (2.0)
    Median (Range) 5 (1–14)
Family size category  
    1-6: N (%) 178 (73.0)
    7-14: N (%) 66 (27.1)
Education status of participants’ families  
Father  
    Illiterate: N (%) 23 (11.4)
    Primary education: N (%) 42 (20.9)
    Secondary education: N (%) 77 (38.3)
    Beyond secondary education: N (%) 59 (29.4)
Mother  
    Illiterate: N (%) 43 (18.7)
    Primary education: N (%) 82 (35.7)
    Secondary education: N (%) 63 (27.4)
    Beyond secondary education: N (%) 42 (18.3)
  1. *BMI classification is based on the CDC’s categorization [16].