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Table 1 Characteristics of treated tuberculosis patients (n = 72)

From: Risk of latent tuberculosis infection in children living in households with tuberculosis patients: a cross sectional survey in remote northern Lao People's Democratic Republic

  Completed treatment Ongoing
treatment
Total
  n = 42 (%) N = 30 (%) n = 72 (%)
Male 29 (69.0) 19 (63.3) 48 (66.7)
Age (years, range) 45.5 (17–75) 43.4 (17–73) 46.6 (16–75)
Belong to ethnic minority 32 (76.1) 20 (66.6) 38 (52.7)
- Lao Thung 13 (30.9) 6 (20.0) 18 (25.0)
- Lao Sung 19 (45.2) 14 (46.6) 25 (34.7)
Main occupation    
- farmers 29 (69.0) 21 (70.0) 50 (69.4)
- no occupation* 11 (26.1) 7 (23.3) 18 (25.0)
Education    
- illiterate 26 (61.9) 20 (66.6) 46 (63.4)
- primary education 10 (23.8) 8 (25.0) 18 (25.0)
- secondary education 6 (14.2) 2 (11.1) 8 (11.1)
Mean distance to Health Centre (km) (range) 5.5 (± 3.6) 4.0 (1–10) 4.7 (3.9–5.5)
Compliant with treatment 32 (75.1) 26 (86.6) 58 (80.5)
- mean duration of treatment before stop (days) 215.4
(57–240)
NA 199
(62–235)
Clinical observations 26 (61.9) 17 (56.6) 43 (59.7)
- chronic cough** 20 (47.6) 17 (56.6) 37 (51.4)
- persistent expectoration*** 18 (42.8) 11 (36.6) 29 (40.3)
Weight (kg, range) 44.16 (± 8.0) 40.60 (27–54) 42.7 (22–64)
Underweight: BMI < 18.5 26 (61.9) 20 (66.6) 46 (63.9)
- severely underweight: BMI < 16 9 (21.4) 10 (33.33) 19 (26.4)
  1. Mean with 95% confidence interval
  2. * Others were students (n = 2), civil servants (n = 1), teachers (n = 1), and retired (n = 1)
  3. ** Other symptoms were night sweat (n = 11, 6.5%), and fever (n = 7, 4.1%)
  4. *** More than 3 weeks