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Table 1 Comparison between those with or without Rifampicin and demographic & characteristics

From: Rifampicin resistance in mycobacterium tuberculosis patients using GeneXpert at Livingstone Central Hospital for the year 2015: a cross sectional explorative study

characteristic n (%) p-value
RR detected RR Not detected  
Sexa
 Male 5 (55.6) 89 (65.0) 0.721f
 Female 4 (44.4) 48 (35.0) 0.4989prr
 Total 9 (100) 137 (100)  
HIV statusb
 HIV Negative 0 (0) 2 (1.8) 1.000f
 HIV Positive 7 (100) 110 (98.2)  
 Total 7 (100) 112 (100)  
Mycobacteria Tuberculosis grading (MTB)c
 Very low 1 (25.0) 29 (22.0) 0.912f
 Low 1 (25.0) 52 (39.4)  
 Medium 1 (25.0) 28 (21.2)  
 High 1 (25.0) 23 (17.4)  
 Total 4 (100) 132 (100)  
  1. RR Rifampicin resistance, prrone sample test of proportions between males and females who had RR, f Fisher’s exact test used
  2. asex was not recorded for 6 patients hence not factored in the statistical test
  3. bHIV status was not recorded for 33 patients
  4. cMycobacteria Tuberculosis grading was not recorded for 16 patients