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Table 1 Distribution of the population of patients and healthy individuals according to clinical forms of leprosy, age, gender and ethnic group

From: Influence of KIR genes and their HLA ligands in the pathogenesis of leprosy in a hyperendemic population of Rondonópolis, Southern Brazil

   Per se LL Borderline TT Controls
N = 408 N = 21 N = 302 N = 60 N = 413
Age (Mean ± SD) 42.0 ± 16.4 45.7 ± 15.2 42.8 ± 15.9 37.4 ± 16.8 42.0 ± 14.5
  (Median) 41 45 42 37 42
   n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Gender Male 250 (61.2) 17 (80.9) 194 (64.2) 25 (41.6) 249 (60.2)
  Female 158 (38.7) 4 (19.0) 108 (35.7) 35 (58.3) 164 (37.7)
Ethnic Caucasian 146 (35.7) 8 (38.0) 115 (38.0) 14 (23.3) 137 (28.3)
Group Black 16 (3.92) 0 (0.0) 11 ( 3.64) 3 ( 5.0) 17 ( 4.11)
  Afro-Brazilian 246 (60.2) 13 (61.9) 176 (58.2) 43 (71.6) 259 (62.7)
  1. NOTE: Distribution of patients classified according to criteria of Ridley & Joplin: Leprosy (per se), Tuberculoid (TT), Borderline (BL, BB, BT), and Lepromatous (LL); according to age, gender (male and female) and ethnicity (Caucasian, Black and Afro-Brazilian). Values in parentheses correspond to the percentages of each variable.