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Table 1 Characteristics of total number of asylum seekers and those participating in the study

From: Screening for tuberculosis infection among newly arrived asylum seekers: Comparison of QuantiFERON®TB Gold with tuberculin skin test

  Total arrivals at Tanum Study group
  No. % 95% CI No. % 95% CI
Total 2813    912   
Sex       
   Male 1983 70.5 68.8 – 72.2 685 75.1 72.2 – 77.8
   Female 830 29.5 27.8 – 31.2 227 24.9 22.2 – 27.8
Origin       
   Europe 473 16.8 15.5 – 18.2 115 12.6 10.6 – 14.9
   Asia* 1304 46.3 44.5 – 48.2 418 45.8 42.6 – 49.1
   Africa 1021 36.3 34.5 – 38.1 371 40.7 37.5 – 44.0
   America 7 0.2 0.1 – 0.5 4 0.4 0.2 – 1.1
   Unknown 8 0.3 0.1 – 0.6 4 0.4 0.2 – 1.1
*Includes Turkey (no = 15 of study group)      
  1. Characteristics of asylum seekers 18 years or older who arrived at Tanum reception centre during the study period September. 19. 2005 to June 12. 2006.