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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of tuberculosis patients with/or without baseline wasting in urban Uganda, Kampala

From: Wasting among Uganda men with pulmonary tuberculosis is associated with linear regain in lean tissue mass during and after treatment in contrast to women with wasting who regain fat tissue mass: prospective cohort study

Characteristic LMI FMI BMI
No wasting Wasting No wasting Wasting No wasting Wasting
  (n = 184) (n = 94) (n = 158) (n = 120) (n = 424) (n = 293)
Age (years)       
 ≤30 (%) 122 (66) 54 (57) 99 (63) 77 (64) 252 (59) 170 (58)
 >30 (%) 62 (34) 40 (43) 59 (37) 43 (36) 172 (41) 123 (42)
Sex       
 Female (%) 115 (62) 19 (20)a 65 (41) 69 (58)b 232 (55) 115 (39)a
 Male (%) 69 (38) 75 (80) 93 (59) 51 (42) 192 (45) 178 (61)
HIV-serostatus       
 Negative (%) 105 (57) 53 (56) 90 (57) 68 (57) 198 (47) 140 (48)
 Positive (%) 79 (43) 41 (44) 68 (43) 52 (43) 226 (53) 153 (52)
Hemoglobin (mg/dl)1       
 >10 (%) 140 (76) 72 (77) 135 (85) 77 (64)a 208 (81) 118 (64)a
 ≤10 (%) 44 (24) 22 (23) 23 (15) 43 (36) 48 (19) 67 (36)
Smoker2       
 No (%) 159 (87) 56 (60)a 127 (80) 88 (74) 364 (86) 210 (72)a
 Yes (%) 24 (13) 38 (40) 31 (20) 31 (26) 58 (14) 82 (28)
Takes alcohol3       
 No (%) 135 (74) 59 (63) 106 (67) 88 (74) 259 (61) 192 (66)
 Yes (%) 48 (26) 35 (37) 52 (33) 31 (26) 164 (39) 101 (34)
Extent on chest x-ray4       
 Normal/minimal (%) 38 (21) 8 (9)b 26 (17) 20 (17) 74 (18) 33 (11)b
 Moderate/far advanced (%) 143 (79) 86 (91) 131 (83) 98 (83) 346 (82) 257 (89)
Weight loss5       
 No (%) 32 (17) 12 (13) 31 (20) 13 (11) 107 (25) 52 (18)b
 Yes (%) 151 (83) 82 (87) 126 (80) 107 (89) 315 (75) 240 (82)
  1. ap-value <0.001, bp-value <0.05; p-values obtained by chi-square test. BMI = body mass index, LMI = Lean tissue mass index, FMI = fat mass index. 1276 missed hemoglobin measurement due to lack of blood for BMI data; 4three missed extent variable in BIA data and 7 in BMI data; 3one missed history of prior smoking in BIA data and 3 missed in BMI data; 3one missed history of alcohol intake for BMI and BIA data; 5one missed history of weight loss for BIA data and 3 missed in BMI data; LMI wasting (<16.7 kg/m2 for men and <14.6 kg/m2 for women, normal (≥ 16.7 kg/m2 for men, ≥14.6 kg/m2 for women); reduced BMI <18.5 kg/m2.