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Table 1 Characteristics among all participants and stratified on treatment

From: Treatment completion for latent tuberculosis infection: a retrospective cohort study comparing 9 months of isoniazid, 4 months of rifampin and 3 months of isoniazid and rifapentine

  All Participants (N = 393) Isoniazid + Rifapentine, 2013 only (N = 87) Rifampin only, 2013 only (N = 82) Isoniazid only, 2009 and 2013 (N = 224)a p-value
  n (%)b n (%)b n (%)b n (%)b  
Genderc      0.93
 Female 175 (44.5) 38 (43.7) 38 (46.3) 99 (44.2)  
Age (years)c 43.6 (15.0) 43.2 (15.4) 43.4 (13.1) 43.8 (15.5) 0.94
Insuranced      0.19
 Private 59 (18.0) 10 (15.2) 13 (22.0) 36 (17.8)  
 Government sponsored 76 (23.2) 16 (24.2) 17 (28.8) 43 (21.3)  
 Charity care 163 (49.9) 34 (51.5) 29 (49.2) 100 (49.5)  
 Other 29 (8.9) 6 (9.1) 0 (0.0) 23 (11.4)  
Race/Ethnicityc      <0.001
 Caucasian 30 (7.9) 8 (9.9) 3 (3.7) 19 (8.8)  
 African or African American 94 (24.9) 18 (22.2) 20 (24.4) 56 (26.1)  
 Asian 161 (42.6) 19 (23.5) 40 (48.8) 102 (47.4)  
 Mexican or Other Hispanic 49 (13.0) 11 (13.6) 10 (12.2) 28 (13.0)  
 Pacific Islander 32 (8.5) 21 (25.9) 6 (7.3) 5 (2.3)  
 Other 12 (3.2) 4 (4.9) 3 (3.7) 5 (2.3)  
Foreign Bornc 341 (90.7) 65 (79.3) 79 (98.8) 197 (92.1) <0.001
English Speakingc 203 (52.5) 60 (70.6) 38 (46.3) 105 (47.7) 0.001
Homeless/marginally housee 45 (12.3) 24 (31.2) 2 (2.5) 19 (9.1) <0.001
Number of other medical problemsc     0.01
 0 178 (45.3) 38 (43.7) 51 (62.2) 89 (39.7)  
 1-2 119 (30.3) 29 (33.3) 19 (23.2) 71 (31.7)  
 3+ 96 (24.4) 20 (23.0) 12 (14.6) 64 (28.6)  
Number of medicationsc      <0.001
 0-1 139 (35.4) 0 (0.0) 56 (68.3) 83 (37.1)  
 2-3 138 (35.1) 57 (65.5) 12 (14.6) 69 (30.8)  
 3+ 116 (29.5) 30 (34.5) 14 (17.1) 72 (32.1)  
Any tobacco use at start of therapyc 49 (12.5) 19 (21.8) 11 (13.4) 19 (8.5) 0.01
Any alcohol at start of therapyc 52 (13.2) 21 (24.1) 10 (12.2) 21 (9.4) 0.002
Clinicc      <0.001
 Infectious Diseases 17 (4.3) 8 (9.2) 0 (0.0) 9 (4.0)  
 Public Health 263 (66.9) 69 (79.3) 67 (81.7) 127 (56.7)  
 International Clinic 68 (17.3) 0 (0.0) 15 (18.3) 53 (23.7)  
 Homeless Clinic 18 (4.6) 5 (5.8) 0 (0.0) 9 (4.0)  
 Employee Health 27 (6.9) 5 (5.8) 0 (0.0) 22 (9.8)  
Type of Monitoringc      <0.001
 Weekly DOT/Phone calls 87 (22.2) 84 (96.6) 1 (1.2) 2 (0.9)  
 Monthly visit 139 (35.5) 2 (2.3) 66 (80.5) 71 (31.8)  
 Less often 166 (42.4) 1 (1.2) 15 (18.3) 150 (67.3)  
  1. a 205/224 were treated in 2009 and 19/224 were treated in 2013. In 2009, 7/9 patients were treated in the Infectious Diseases Clinic, 123/127 at the Public Health clinic, 48/53 in International Clinic, 10/13 in the Homeless Clinic, and 17/22 in Employee Health
  2. b All estimates are percents except for age which is a mean (standard deviation)
  3. c Less than 5% of data missing; d 16.8% of data are missing; e 7.1% of data are missing