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Table 4 Comparasion of the clinical characteristics of the index leprosy cases located and not located

From: Factors associated with anti-phenolic glycolipid-I seropositivity among the household contacts of leprosy cases

Variable Leprosy cases located Leprosy cases not located P value*
n % n %
Operational classification      
 Paucibacillary 72 47,7 79 44,6 0,581
 Multibacillary 79 52,3 98 55,4  
Clinical form      
 Indeterminate 48 31,8 54 30,5 0,732
 Tuberculoid 25 16,6 24 13,6  
 Borderline 52 34,4 13 34,5  
 Virchownian 26 17,2 38 21,5  
Slit skin smear status      
 Negative 23 17,3 15 9,7 0,115
 Positive 16 12,0 15 9,7  
Degree of disability at diagnosis      
 Degree 0 81 54,0 99 55,9 0,555
 Degree 1 58 38,7 70 39,5  
 Degree 2 11 7,3 8 4,5  
Number of lesions      
 ≤ 5 112 74,2 120 68,6 0,226
 > 5 39 25,8 55 31,4  
  1. *Chi-square test. The comparison was not made for the variables number of damaged nerves and bacterial index because many leprosy cases do not have this information in the notification form or in the patient chart
  2. PR Prevalence ratio, 95 % CI 95 % confidence interval