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Table 2 TB transmission relevant characteristics of tuberculosis patients

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

  Patients
  n = 72 (%)
Haemoptysis before treatment 40 (55.5)
AFB found before treatment 72 (100)
AFB found during follow-up 1 (1.3)
House size (in m3, range) 89.0 (77–100)
Number of people living in the same house* 5.3 (4.6–5.9)
Shares sleeping place with other family members 61 (84.7)
Coughs in shared rooms 72 (100)
Spits inside the house 37 (51.3)
Drinks from the same glass 69 (97.1)
Eats together with the other family members 67 (93.0)
  1. * Mean with 95% confidence interval