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Table 2 Epidemiological characteristics of 73 patients with tuberculosis diagnosis according to HTLV-1 infection

From: Tuberculosis incidence in a cohort of individuals infected with human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) in Salvador, Brazil

Characteristics HTLV-1-infected HTLV-1-uninfected  
n = 33 % n = 40 % p value*
Age (years) Mean ± SD 49.7 ± 16.4   38.6 ± 15.9   0.005
Female 22 66.7 23 57.5 0.43
Educational level      0.009
Incomplete elementar 17 54.8 2 21.7  
Completed elementar 10 32.3 7 30.4  
High school graduate 4 12.9 11 47.8  
  1. Age at the TB diagnosis. HTLV-1 = Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1; TB = tuberculosis; *Pearson Chi square, P < 0.05