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Table 2 Characteristics of patients

From: Resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to antibiotics in Lao PDR: first multicentric study conducted in 3 hospitals

  Total Mahosot Thakhek Luang Prabang p
87 34 (39%) 31 (36%) 22 (25%)
Gender      0.8
  Male 50 21 (42) 17 (34) 12 (24)
  Female 37 13 (35.2) 14 (37.8) 10 (27)
Average age (IC95%) 48 (45-52) 52 (45-59) 46 (41-51) 46 (38-55)  
Age groups      0.06
  • ≥15-25< years 7 3 (42.9) 1 (14.2) 3 (42.9)
  • ≥25-55≤ years 48 14 (29.2) 23 (47.9) 11 (22.9)
  • > 55 years 32 17 (53.2) 7 (21.9) 8 (25)
TB history      <0.4
  Never treated or <1 months 74 27 (36.5) 28 (37.8) 19 (25.7)
  Previously treated or ≥ 1 months 13 7 (53.8) 3 (23.1) 3 (23.1
HIV status      0.1
  Positive 0 - - -
  Negative 5 1 (20) 4 (80) 0 (0)
  Unknown 82 33 (40.3) 27 (32.9) 22 (26.8)