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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population with a TST reading (N = 283)

From: Prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection and associated risk factors in an urban African setting

Characteristic Frequency (%)
Sex  
 Male 91(32.2)
 Female 192(67.8)
Age group(years)  
 15-24 111(39.2)
 25-34 103 (36.4)
 35+ 69(24.4)
Education (Years)  
 No education 28(9.9)
 1-7 137(48.4)
 8-13 100(35.3)
 >13 18(6.4)
Marital status  
 Never married 73(25.8)
 Currently married 141(49.8)
 Previously married 69(24.4)
Religion  
 Catholic 101(35.7)
 Protestant 87(30.7)
 Muslim 64(22.6)
 Other* 31(11.0)
Smoking Status  
 Never smoker 228(80.6)
 Previous smoker 21(7.4)
 Current smoker 34(12.0)
HIV status  
 Negative 221(78.9)
 Positive 59(21.1)
 Missing 3
Leave home for school or employment  
 Yes 162(57.2)
 No 121(42.8)
Chronic Cough (> = 2 weeks)  
 Yes 183(64.7)
 No 100(35.3)
  1. Other* = Pentecostal, Seventh Day Adventists, Religion not specified.