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Table 1 TB suspects characteristics by HIV status

From: Evaluation of the 2007 WHO guideline to diagnose smear negative tuberculosis in an urban hospital in Ethiopia

Characteristics All TB suspects HIV positive TB suspects P-value
TB suspects, n 459 (100.0) 336 (73.2) <0.001
Age in years, Median (IQR) 35 (30.0–45.0) 35 (29.3–42.0)  
Female sex, n (%) 253 (55.1) 194 (57.7) 0.06
Urban resident, n (%) 451 (98.3) 334 (99.4) 0.02
Symptoms    
  Cough for 2 weeks or more, n (%) 418 (91.1) 298 (88.7) 0.03
  Weight loss, n (%) 236 (51.4) 188 (56.0) 0.001
  Fever, n (%) 293 (63.8) 195 (58.0) <0.01
  Current shortness of breath, n (%) 168 (36.5) 102 (30.4) <0.001
  Lymph node swelling, n (%) 49 (10.7) 45 (13.4) 0.002