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Table 2 General characteristics of cases and controls

From: Obesity-associated gene FTO rs9939609 polymorphism in relation to the risk of tuberculosis

Variables Control (n = 1544) Case (n = 1583) P
n (%) n (%)  
Sex 0.304
Male 1118(72.41) 1172(74.04)  
Female 426(27.59) 411(25.96)
Age (mean ± SD) 52.08 ± 17.05 52.13 ± 17.71 0.935
Tobacco smoking * <0.001
Never 1006(65.16) 745(47.36)  
Ever 538(34.84) 828(52.64)
Alcohol consumption *    0.017
Never 1116(73.81) 1209(77.50)  
Ever 396(26.19) 351(22.50)
Sputum smear test    -
Positive - 1077(68.04)  
Negative - 506(31.96)  
Sputum culture    -
Positive - 570(36.01)  
Negative or without culture results - 1013(63.99)  
  1. *There are some missing values.