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Table 2 Characteristics of patients by M. tuberculosis genotypes

From: Tuberculosis associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosisBeijing and non-Beijing genotypes: a clinical and immunological comparison

Characteristics Beijing n = 21 (%) Non-Beijing n = 20 (%) p Value
Male sex 14 (66.7) 10 (50.0) 0.297
Ethnicity    0.286
   Chinese 14 (66.7) 12 (60.0)  
   Malay 7 (33.3) 6 (30.0)  
   Indian 0 (0) 2 (10.0)  
Age (year)    0.325
   ≤ 30 4 (19.0) 6 (30.0)  
   31–59 12 (57.1) 11 (55.0)  
   ≥ 60 5 (23.8) 3 (15.0)  
BCG    0.303
   Yes 11 (52.4) 13 (65.0)  
   No/unknown 10 (47.6) 7 (35.0)  
Sputum Smear    0.486
   Positive 19 (90.5) 19 (95.0)  
Median scores 3+ 3+  
Known contact history 2 (9.5) 2 (10.0) 0.959
Residentships    0.141
   Singapore residenta 17 (80.9) 12 (60.0)  
   Foreigner 4 (19.1) 8 (40.0)  
Hospitals    0.796
   TTSH 15 (71.4) 15 (75.0)  
   NUH 6 (28.6) 5 (25.0)  
  1. NOTE. Beijing, Beijing genotype; non-Beijing, non-Beijing genotypes; BCG, bacillus Calmette-Guérin.
  2. aCitizens and permanent residents.