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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants

From: Associations between systemic inflammation, mycobacterial loads in sputum and radiological improvement after treatment initiation in pulmonary TB patients from Brazil: a prospective cohort study

Characteristic
N 73
Male – no. (%) 49 (84.48)
Median age – y (IQR) 41 (29–50.3)
Median hemoglobin – g/dL (IQR) 11.6 (9.9–12.9)
AFB+ sputum smear 52 (71.2)
Cavitary lung lesion – no. (%) 42 (57.5)
Smoking history – no. (%) 43 (74.13)
Alcoholism – no. (%) 53 (72.6)
Illicit drugs use – no. (%) 18 (31.03)
HIV/AIDS – no. (%) 8 (13.79)
Fever – no. (%) 39 (67.24)
Cough – no. (%) 45 (77.58)
Anemia – no. (%) 63 (86.3)
Hemoptysis – no. (%) 13 (22.41)
  1. AFB acid-fast bacilli, IQR interquartile range
  2. Anemia criteria was based on hemoglobin value below 13.5 g/dL for men or 12.0 g/dL for women