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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants (N = 262)

From: Improved performance of Xpert MTB/RIF assay on sputum sediment samples obtained from presumptive pulmonary tuberculosis cases at Kibong’oto infectious diseases hospital in Tanzania

Characteristics Frequency %
Age group (years)
 ≤ 24 28 10.7
 25–34 46 17.6
 35–44 87 33.2
 45–54 47 17.9
 55+ 54 20.6
Sex
 Male 89 34
 Female 173 66
Occupation
 Employed 8 3.1
 Small business 60 22.9
 Peasant 168 64.1
 Mining casual workers 26 9.9
HIV status
 Positive 39 14.9
 Negative 223 85.1
 Median CD4+ T cells counts; n (IQR) cells/μL 285 (162–423)
History of prior TB treatment
 Yes 36 13.7
 No 226 86.3