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Table 1 Main characteristics among the study groups recruited in Brazil

From: Development of a quantitative rapid diagnostic test for multibacillary leprosy using smart phone technology

  MB PB HHC TB EC
Sex (Female/Male) 43/65 48/56 40/35 18/53 78/23
Age (median range, years) 48 (20–100) 42.5 (14–77) 36.5 (18–60) 40 (17–67) 25 (19–66)
R & J classification
LL 39 (36.1%) - - - -
BL 43 (39.8%) - - - -
BB 26 (24.1%) - - - -
BT - 61 (41.4%) - - -
TT - 43 (58.7%) - - -
Total/group 108 104 75 53 101
TOTAL = 441
  1. BB borderline-borderline, BL borderline lepromatous, BT borderline- tuberculoid, EC healthy endemic controls, HHC household contacts, LL polar lepromatous, MB multibacillary leprosy, PB paucibacillary leprosy, R & J Ridley & Jopling, TB tuberculosis patients, TT polar tuberculoid.