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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics at the time of starting therapy for the 438 study patients

From: Therapy duration and long-term outcomes in extra-pulmonary tuberculosis

Variable  Total Major site of tuberculosis disease p-value
  N=438 (%) Lymph nodes n=163(%) Bone and joint n=92 (%) GUS n=24 (%) Meninges n=55 (%) Peritoneum n=43 (%) Other n=61 (%)  
Age (years) 49(18) 47(18) 52(19) 48(17) 43(15) 49(16) 52(19) 0.02
Male 224(51) 76(47) 46(50) 15(63) 31(56) 23(54) 33(54) 0.63
Race         0.02
White 216(49) 73(45) 46(50) 20(83) 24(44) 21(49) 32(53)  
Black 213(49) 85(52) 45(49) 3(13) 31(56) 22(51) 27(44)  
Other 9(2) 5(3) 1(1) 1(4) 0 0 2(3)  
Ethnicity         0.39
Hispanic 123(28) 42(26) 25(27) 11(46) 14(25) 11(26) 20(33)  
Non-Hispanic 315(72) 121(74) 67(73) 13(54) 41(75) 32(74) 41(67)  
Residence         
Jail 29(7) 14(9) 5(5) 1(4) 2(4) 2(5) 5(8) 0.83
Nursing home 18(4) 8(5) 2(2) 1(4) 3(5) 1(2) 3(5) 0.86
Homeless 13(3) 3(2) 1(1) 1(4) 4(7) 1(2) 3(5) 0.19
Substance abuse       
Alcohol 48(11) 17(10) 8(9) 2(8) 3(5) 11(26) 7(11) 0.07
Injection 15(3) 4(2) 6(7) 0 1(2) 4(9) 0 0.06
Other non-injection 35(8) 18(11) 5(5) 2(8) 2(4) 5(12) 3(5) 0.33
HIV-infected 93(21) 52(32) 5(5) 1(4) 16(29) 6(14) 13(21) <0.001
Prior TB 15(3) 3(2) 4(4) 3(13) 1(2) 2(5) 2(3) 0.15
Acid-fast bacilli stain 74(17) 37 (23) 11 (12) 6(25) 4(7) 6(14) 10(16) <0.001
Mtb culture 308(70) 131(80) 72(78) 16(67) 22(40) 30(70) 37(61) <0.001
Completion of therapy         0.08
Completed 346(79) 133(82) 74(80) 21(88) 36(65) 33(77) 49(80)  
Not completed 53(12) 15(9) 12 (13) 3(13) 8(15) 5(12) 10(16)