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Table 1 Overall results of different diagnostic tuberculosis evaluations

From: Clinical diagnostic value of simultaneous amplification and testing for the diagnosis of sputum-scarce pulmonary tuberculosis

Characteristic PTB (n = 536) Non-TB disease (n = 228)
Male sex, No. (%) 372 (69.40) 156 (68.42)
Mean age (years/range) 41 (19–64) 42 (20–64)
SAT-TB results 272 12
PTB diagnosis sources
 Microbiology 116 68
  Positive SAT-TB 108 0
  Positive culture 116 0
  Positive smear 20 0
 Clinical diagnosis 420 160
  Positive SAT-TB 164 12
  Positive culture 0 4
  Positive smear 4 4