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Table 1 Participant Characteristics (N = 109)

From: Detection of latent tuberculosis infection among migrant farmworkers along the US-Mexico border

Characteristic Number Percent
 Demographic Characteristics:
  Gendera
   Male 83 76.9
   Female 25 23.1
  Age: 46.8 ± 15.2 (mean ± SD)a
   18–34 years 31 28.7
   35–49 years 25 23.1
   50–64 years 38 35.2
   65–75 years 14 13.0
  Educationb
   None or some primary 18 18.4
   Completed primary 24 24.5
   Some secondary 37 37.8
   Completed high school or above 19 19.4
  Employment (hours/week)b
   Full time (≥30) 60 61.2
   Part time (<30) 20 20.4
   Unemployed/Not working 18 18.4
  Health insurancec
   Yes 30 30.3
   No 67 67.7
   Do not know 2 1.0
  Years of farmwork: 19.2 ± 13.6 (mean ± SD)d
    < 5 years. 21 22.3
   5–10 year. 15 16.0
   10–25 years. 28 29.8
    > 25 years. 30 31.9
  No. total persons per householdb
   1–3 50 51
    ≥ 4 48 49
  No. total persons sleeping in same roomb
   1 32 32.7
   2 42 42.9
    ≥ 3 24 24.5
 Risk Factors:
  Prior BCG vaccinatione
   Yes 54 74.0
   No 11 15.1
   Do not know 8 11.0
  Excess alcohol usef
   Yes 53 60.9
   No 33 37.9
   Refuse to answer 1 1.1
  Current or former smokerf
   Yes 29 33.3
   No 56 64.4
   Do not know 1 1.1
   Refuse to answer 1 1.1
  Current or former injection drug useg
   Yes 8 9.3
   No 78 90.7
  Diabetes/High blood sugarf
   Yes 10 13.3
   No 63 84.0
   Do not know 2 2.7
  1. Abbreviations: SD standard deviation, BCG Bacillus Calmette-Guerin
  2. aOne missing
  3. b11 missing
  4. c10 missing
  5. d15 missing
  6. e36 missing
  7. f22 missing
  8. g23 missing