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Table 3 Proportion of QFT-GIT and TST positive responses with respect to school types

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

Test result School type**: N (%)
   Private Government
QFT Negative 69 (75.0) 118 (77.1)
Positive 17 (18.5) 34 (22.2)
Indeterminate 6 (6.5) 1 (0.7)
TST Negative 87 (94.6) 132 (86.3)
  Positive 5 (5.4) 21 (13.7)*
  1. TST measured at 10 mm cut-off; 85%CI: et al. 2012ST positives among Ethiopian adults recruited from medical schools.
  2. * P-value = 0.0413; ** School type was used as a proxy for socio-economic class. Private schools are fee dependent, whereas government schools rely entirely on government support and are free to attend.