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Table 5 Number of individuals by clinical group considered “high risk” according to Mandalakas et al. criteria

From: Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of individuals resistant to M. tuberculosis infection in a longitudinal TB household contact study in Kampala, Uganda

  PTST- TSTC TST+
2 years or less 19/19 (100%) 21/22 (95.5%) 101/103 (98.1%)
>2 and equal to 5 27/27 (100%) 24/24 (100%) 93/93 (100%)
>5 or less than 15 62/65 (95.4%) 45/47 (95.7%) 231/237 (97.5%)
>15 23/31 (74.2%) 68/75 (90.7%) 410/467 (87.8%)
  1. “High risk” is defined as a pediatric risk score ≥5 out of 9, or an adult risk score ≥6 out of 10. Components of the risk score can be found in the Additional file 1, No statistically significant differences seen across clinical groups within age group (p > 0.05).
  2. PTST- = Persistently negative tuberculin skin test; TSTC = Tuberculin skin test converter; TST + = tuberculin skin test positive at baseline.