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Table 3 Comparison of background and health related characteristics among household contacts by TB status

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

  TB status among household contacts  
Variable Negative Positive P value
  (n = 150) (n = 24)  
  n (%) n (%)  
Gender      0.003
 Male 54 (36.0) 17 (66.7)  
 Female 96 (64.0) 7 (33.3)  
Age (years)    0.53
  < 15 49 (32.7) 10 (41.7)  
  ≥15 101 (67.3) 14 (58.3)  
Ethnicity    0.72
 Burmese 135 (90.0) 21 (87.5)  
 Others 15 (10.0) 3 (12.5)  
Education    0.24
  ≤ Primary 100 (66.7) 19 (79.2)  
  > Primary 50 (33.3) 5 (20.8)  
Occupation      0.96
 Factory worker 41 (27.3) 6 (25.0)  
 Casual employee 32 (21.3) 5 (20.8)  
 Dependent/student 77 (51.4) 13 (54.2)  
Marital status      0.73
 Single 78 (52.0) 11 (45.8)  
 Married 72 (48.0) 13 (54.2)  
Daily income (USD)      0.32
  < 3 132 (88.0) 19 (79.2)  
  ≥ 3 18 (12.0) 5 (20.8)  
Living alone in separate room      0.76
 No 128 (85.3) 20 (83.3)  
 Yes 22 (14.7) 4 (16.7)  
Number of persons living together      0.601
  ≤ 3 87 (58.0) 12 (50.0)  
  > 3 63 (42.0) 12 (50.0)  
Sharing room with a TB patient      0.002
 No 87 (58.0) 5 (20.8)  
 Yes 63 (42.0) 19 (79.2)  
Caretaker to index TB case      <  0.001
 No 116 (77.3) 7 (29.2)  
 Yes 34 (22.7) 17 (70.8)  
Smoking status      <  0.001
 Never smoker 132 (88.0) 10 (41.7)  
 Former or current smoker 18 (12.0) 14 (58.3)  
Number of cigarettes smoked per day among smokers      0.71
  < 4 13 (72.2) 9 (64.3)  
  ≥ 4 5 (27.8) 5 (35.7)  
Duration of smoking (years) among smokers      1
  < 20 11 (61.1) 9 (64.3)  
  ≥ 20 7 (38.9) 5 (35.7)  
Passive smoking status      0.003
 No 106 (70.7) 9 (37.5)  
 Yes 44 (29.3) 15 (62.5)  
Drinking status      <  0.001
 Never drinker 138 (92.0) 11 (45.8)  
 Former or current drinker 12 (8.0) 13 (54.2)  
Duration of drinking (years) (n = 25)      0.67
  < 7 9 (76.9) 8 (58.3)  
  ≥ 7 3 (23.1) 5 (41.7)  
Signs and symptoms of TB      0.69
 No 86 (57.3) 11 (45.8)  
 Yes 64 (42.7) 13 (54.2)  
  1. TB Tuberculosis, USD United States dollars