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Table 1 Patient characteristics and by gender

From: Male Gender is independently associated with pulmonary tuberculosis among sputum and non-sputum producers people with presumptive tuberculosis in Southwestern Uganda

Variables Total n (%) Male n (%) Female n (%) P value
Study 863 (100.0) 421 (48.8) 442 (51.2) 0.737
Sputum producers 664 (76.9) 326 (49.1) 338 (50.9)  
Non sputum producers 199 (23.1) 95 (47.7) 104 (52.3)  
Age in years (N = 852) mean (SD) mean (SD) mean (SD)  
39.7 (13.9) 41.2 (14.3) 38.2 (13.4) 0.001
Age categories in years (N = 852) Total n (%) Male n (%) Female n (%) 0.005
 <25 102 (12.0) 49 (48.0) 53 (52.0)
 25-35 269 (31.6) 113 (42.0) 156 (58.0)
 36-45 241 (28.3) 119 (49.4) 122 (50.6)
 >45 240 (28.2) 139 (57.9) 101 (42.1)
HIV positive, N = 820 (%)   <0.001
 Negative 345 (42.1) 196 (56.8) 149 (43.2)
 Positive 475 (57.9) 207 (43.6) 268 (56.4)
Residence (N = 860)     0.411
 Urban 427 (49.6) 203 (47.5) 224 (52.5)
 Rural 433 (50.4) 218 (50.6) 215 (49.4)
X-ray ,N = 779 (%)   <0.001
 Suggestive of TB 433 (55.6) 258 (66.5) 175 (44.8)
 Non suggestive of TB 346 (44.4) 130 (33.5) 216 (55.2)