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Table 2 Frequency of BCG scars

From: Relation between BCG vaccine scar and an interferon-gamma release assay in immigrant children with “positive” tuberculin skin test (≥10 mm)

  Number with scar/total number from this region Proportion with scar
Somalia 193/349 55 %
Middle East + North Africa 140/190 74 %
Rest of Africa 57/99 58 %
South East Asia 40/49 82 %
Europe 41/50 82 %
China + Taiwan + Mongolia 9/11 82 %
India + Nepal 5/7 71 %
South America 7/7 100 %
  1. Numbers and proportions of children with BCG scar from different parts of the world