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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of enrolled individuals

From: Cytometric detection of antigen-specific IFN-γ/IL-2 secreting cells in the diagnosis of tuberculosis

  Active TB
N. 20
LTBI subjects
N. 11
Healthy subjects
N. 12
Total
N. 43
Female (%) 10 (50) 4 (36.4) 7 (58.3) 21 (48.8)
Age, median (years) 35.7 42.0 45.1 40.9
Ethnicity:     
West Europe (%) 10 (50) 9 (81.8) 12 (100) 31 (72)
East Europe (%) 4 (20) - - 4 (9.3)
South America (%) 1 (5) 1 (9) - 2 (4.6)
Africa (%) 3 (15) - - 3 (6.9)
Asia (%) 2 (10) 1 (9) - 3 (6.9)
BCG vaccinated (%) 7 (35) 0 (0) 1 (8.3) 8 (18.6)
TST positive (%) 12 (60) 11 (100) 1 (8.3) 24 (55.8)
TB localization:     
Pulmonary (%) 17 (85) - - 17 (39.5)
Extra-pulmonary (%) 3 (15) - - 3 (6.9)
Positive by QuantiFERON-TB Gold in tube (%) 15 (75) 11 (100) 0 (0) 26 (60.5)
  1. LTBI: Latent TB infection