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Table 1 Participants’ baseline characteristics

From: Predictors of delayed culture conversion among Ugandan patients

Characteristic Number  
Mean age in years (SD) 100 36.2 (11.6)
 Age categories, n (%)
  18–24   20 (20.0)
  25–49   64 (64.0)
   > =50   16 (16.0)
Gender, male, n (%) 100 80 (80.0)
Marital status, n (%) 92  
  Married   54 (58.7)
  Separated/Divorced   8 (8.7)
  Single/widowed   30 (32.6)
Occupationa, n (%) 92  
  Peasant   16 (17.4)
  Professional   9 (9.8)
  Service   18 (19.6)
  Unskilled manual   37 (40.2)
  Student   6 (6.5)
  Business   6 (6.5)
Transport mode to clinic, n (%) 91  
  Motorbike   34 (37.4)
  Car   16 (17.6)
  Taxi   41 (45.1)
District of residence, n (%) 100  
  Bushenyi   9 (9.0)
  Isingiro   21 (21.0)
  Mbarara   70 (70.0)
Relationship with Domiciliary treatment monitor, n (%) 97  
  Parental family   42 (43.3)
  Own family   22 (22.7)
  Friends/in-laws   33 (34.0)
Current smoker, n (%) 89 35 (39.3)
TB treatment regimen, n (%) 100  
  Standard regimen (R10mg/kg)   33 (33.0)
  Regimen 1 (R15mg/kg)   33 (33.0)
  Regimen 2 (R20mg/kg)   34 (34.0)
Clinical Parameters
Mean body weight in kg (SD) 100 51.2 (7.8)
Mean BMI in Kg/m2 (SD) 99 19.0 (2.4)
 BMI <18.5, n (%)   44 (44.4)
Biochemical parameters
Mean hemoglobin in g/dl (SD) 100 11.7 (1.8)
 Hemoglobin gradeb   
  Mild anemia, n (%)   13 (13.0)
  Moderate anemia, n (%)   11 (11.0)
  Severe anemia, n (%)   6 (6.0)
Biological Parameters
 Baseline smear positivity, n (%) 100 100 (100.0)
  Scanty   4 (4.0)
  1+   9 (9.0)
  2+   25 (25.0)
  3+   62 (62.0)
 Baseline LJ positivity, n (%) 100 98 (98.0)
  Colony density, n (%)   
   Negative   2 (2.0)
  1+   4 (4.0)
  2+   14 (14.0)
  3+   56 (56.0)
  4+   24 (24.0)
Baseline MGIT positivity, n (%) 100 95 (95.0)
Baseline combined LJ/MGIT positivity, n (%) 100 100 (100.0)
Mean Time-to-detection (TDD) of MTB on MGIT in days (±SD) 95 13.4 ± 10.6
TDD of MTB on MGIT in days, <14 days, n (%) 95 65 (68.4)
Primary Isoniazid resistance, n (%) 100 3 (3.0)
  1. SD standard deviation, BMI body mass index, LJ Löwenstein-Jensen, MGIT, mycobacterium growth indicator tube, MTB mycobacterium tuberculosis complex
  2. aOccupation: 1) Peasant represents people earning from agriculture; 2) professional represents those working in certified, managerial or technical jobs; 3) Social service representing mainly transport services like motor-bike riders and those in unskilled manual (like bar/restaurant attendants, house maids, truck attendants); 4) Students representing those still in school and not working; 5) Business representing those involved in their own businesses. bHemoglobin: Mild (male:10–10.9 g/dl, Female: 9.5–10.4), Moderate (Male: 9.0- < 10.0, Female: 8.5- < 9.5), Severe (Male:7.0- < 9.0, Female: 6.5- < 8.5based on Division of AIDS (DAIDS) guideline