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Table 3 Sputum culture conversion in adults with pulmonary tuberculosis matched 2:1 non-diabetes to diabetes for age, gender, sputum smear result and chest x-ray findings

From: Early interventions for diabetes related tuberculosis associate with hastened sputum microbiological clearance in Virginia, USA

Outcome Matched non DM:DM 2009-2010 Matched non DM:DM 2014-15
non DM
N = 60
DM
N = 30
p-value non DM
N = 52
DM
N = 26
p-value
Time to culture conversion (days, mean ± SD) 57 ± 35 61 ± 32 0.62 57 ± 37 42 ± 22 0.08
2 months culture conversion, No. (%) 34 (57) 15 (50) 0.55 31 (60) 21 (81) 0.12