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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of new pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Anqing, China, 2005–2013 (n = 22,998)

From: Treatment outcomes and factors affecting unsuccessful outcome among new pulmonary smear positive and negative tuberculosis patients in Anqing, China: a retrospective study

Variables Total (n = 22,998) PTB+ (n = 14,842) PTB- (n = 8156) χ 2 P
Sex Female 6059 (26.35) 3793 (25.56) 2266 (27.78) 13.46 < 0.001
Male 16,939 (73.65) 11,049 (74.44) 5890 (72.22)
Age 15~ 24 3197 (13.90) 1960 (13.21) 1237 (15.17) 54.30 < 0.001
25~ 34 2281 (9.92) 1567 (10.56) 714 (8.75)
35~ 44 3601 (15.66) 2412 (16.25) 1189 (14.58)
45~ 54 3615 (15.72) 2340 (15.77) 1275 (15.63)
55~ 65 5013(21.80) 3269 (22.03) 1744 (21.38)
≥65 5291 (23.01) 3294 (22.19) 1997 (24.49)
Ethnicity Han 22,960 (99.83) 14,819 (99.85) 8141 (99.82) 0.27 0.61
Other 38 (0.17) 23 (0.15) 15 (0.18)
Occupation Student 1414 (6.15) 807 (5.44) 607 (7.44) 115.29 < 0.001
Official staff 356 (1.55) 190 (1.28) 166 (2.04)
Service 437 (1.90) 277 (1.87) 160 (1.96)
Worker 1897 (8.25) 1214 (8.18) 683 (8.37)
Farmer 17,507 (76.12) 11,567 (77.93) 5940 (72.83)
Retired staff 433 (1.88) 261 (1.76) 172 (2.11)
Unemployment 338 (1.47) 198 (1.33) 140 (1.72)
Other 616 (2.68) 328 (2.21) 288 (3.53)
X-Ray Normal 408 (1.77) 286 (1.93) 122 (1.50) 14.35 < 0.001
Abnormal 22,447 (97.60) 14,447 (97.34) 8000 (98.09)
Unchecked 143 (0.62) 109 (0.73) 34 (0.42)
Cavity Yes 3210 (13.96) 2527 (17.03) 683 (8.37) 328.07 < 0.001
No 19,788 (86.04) 12,315 (82.97) 7473 (91.63)
Miliary shadow Yes 169 (0.73) 99 (0.67) 70 (0.86) 2.64 0.10
No 22,829 (99.27) 14,743 (99.33) 8086 (99.14)
Regimen Regimen1a 17,581 (76.45) 12,470 (84.02) 5111 (62.67) 1332.81 < 0.001
Regimen 2b 5417 (23.55) 2372 (15.98) 3045 (37.33)
  1. PTB+: Smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients
  2. PTB-: Smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis patients
  3. a2H3R3Z3E3/4H3R3. R = rifampicin; H = isoniazid; Z = pyrazinamide; E = ethambutol. It means once-every-other-day HRZE for 2 months followed by 4 months of once-every-other-day HR
  4. b2HRZE/4HR. It means daily HRZE for 2 months followed by 4 months of daily HR.