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Table 1 Demographics of 121 patients with AFB smear negative respiratory samples

From: A retrospective review of a tertiary Hospital’s isolation and de-isolation policy for suspected pulmonary tuberculosis

Demographic  
Age - yr  
Median (range) 62 (16–88)
Sex - no. (%)  
Male Residency - no. (%) 94 (77.6))
Singapore Residents 109 (90)
Foreigners/Immigrants 12 (10)
Type of Housing - no. (%)  
Public housing 102 (84.3)
Private Housing 4 (3.3)
Institutions or dormitories 4 (3.3)
No fixed abode 11 (9.1)
Occupation - no. (%)  
Unemployed 38 (31.4)
Managerial/Professional 5 (4.1)
Skilled Labor (Non-managerial/professional) 10 (8.3)
Unskilled labor 11 (9.1)
Unknown 50 (41.3)
Others 7 (5.8)