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Table 1 Characteristics of patients included in the study

From: Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium africanum in Ghana

Variable N (Total = 1211) %
Sex
   Male 838 69.0
   Female 373 31.0
Age category
   yr 08–25 227 18.7
   yr 26–40 496 41.0
   yr 41–77 488 40.3
Residency
   North 99 8.2
   South 1112 91.8
Occupation
   Unskilled 591 48.8
   Skilled 314 26.0
   Unemployed 306 25.2
Nationality
   Ghanaian 1160 95.8
   West Africans 51 4.2
Income (GHC)
   None 449 37.1
   <100 184 15.2
   100–500 505 41.7
   >500 73 6.0
Smear positivity
   Scanty 1–9 115 9.5
   +1 266 22.0
   +2 295 24.4
   +3 534 44.1
Ethnicity
   Akan 604 49.9
   Ewe 184 15.2
   Ga 280 23.1
   other 143 11.8
HIV status
   Positive 160 13.2
Education
   No Education 346 28.6
   Primary 134 11.1
   Secondary 632 52.2
   Tertiary 99 8.2
Presence of BCG Scar
   Yes 505 41.7