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Table 2 Health related risky characteristics of index TB cases and household contacts

From: Improving detection of tuberculosis among household contacts of index tuberculosis patients by an integrated approach in Myanmar: a cross-sectional study

Variable Index TB cases Household contacts
(n = 40) (n = 174)
n (%) n (%)
Smoking status
 Never smoker 28 (70.0) 142 (81.6)
 Former or current smoker 12 (30.0) 32 (18.4)
Number of cigarettes smoked per day among former or current smokers
 Mean (SD) 3.8 (1.0) 2.9 (1.9)
Duration of smoking (years) among former or current smokers
  < 20 6 (50.0) 20 (62.5)
  ≥ 20 6 (50.0) 12 (37.5)
Passive smoking status
 No 35 (87.5) 115 (66.1)
 Yes 5 (12.5) 59 (33.9)
Drinking status
 Never drinker 34 (85.0) 149 (85.6)
 Former or current drinker 6 (15.0) 25 (14.4)
Duration of drinking (years) among former or current drinkers
 Mean (SD) 9.6 (3.4) 6.3 (6.1)
  1. TB tuberculosis, SD standard deviation