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Table 1 Patient characteristics of HIV-infected subjects undergoing latent tuberculosis testing (n = 240)

From: Poor agreement between interferon-gamma release assays and the tuberculin skin test among HIV-infected individuals in the country of Georgia

Characteristic All subjects n (%)
Male 159 (66%)
Age, median (IQR) 38.0 (32.8-43.8)
High school education or less 124 (52%)
Unemployed 172 (72%)
Married 116 (48%)
History of imprisonment 46 (19%)
Household members, median (IQR) 3.0 (3.0-4.0)
HIV related factors  
On ART, at enrollment median time on ART (months) 62 (26%) 3
CD4 Count, median (IQR) 255 (124–412)
HIV RNA < 75 copies/ml 28 (12%)
Hepatitis C antibody positive 111 (46%)
Hepatitis B surface antigen positive 9 (4%)
TB related factors  
Household member with prior TB treatment 13 (5%)
Self reported BCG vaccination 173 (72%)
BCG scar 219 (94%)
Drug use  
Current tobacco smokers 152 (63%)
Alcohol abuse measure (per AUDIT score)  
< 8 208 (87%)
8-15 25 (10%)
16-19 2 (1%)
>20 5 (2%)
Drug abuse measure (per DAST score)  
0 147 (61%)
1-2 13 (5%)
3-5 27 (11%)
6-8 39 (16%)
9-10 14 (6%)