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Table 1 Baseline characteristics in HIV-infected persons stratified by ability to produce a sputum sample

From: Diagnosing tuberculosis in hospitalized HIV-infected individuals who cannot produce sputum: is urine lipoarabinomannan testing the answer?

  Sputum-Scarce
N = 187
Sputum-Producing
N = 2341
p-value
Mean age in years (SD) 36.3 (9.6) 37.9 (10.5) 0.031
Sex distribution M:F (% males) 92:95 (49%) 1136:1205 (49%) 0.86
Mean CD4+ Count in cells/mm3 (SD) 178 (241) 150 (176) 0.15
Mean Karnofsky Score (SD) 50.6 (12.4) 53.4 (16.1) 0.005
Mean weight in Kg (SD) 47.8 (9.1) 53.4 (12.0) <0.001
Mean BMI (SD) 17. 2 (3.3) 19.5 (4.4) <0.001