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Table 1 Age and gender distribution among 13,603 patients with PTB over ten years

From: Trend in risk of delay in diagnosis of new pulmonary tuberculosis in Northwest China from 2008 to 2017

Year Female Male P *
N (%) Median age (IQR) N (%) Median age (IQR)
2008 656 (42.6) 28 (20–54) 884 (57.4) 38 (21–59) <0.001
2009 682 (39.7) 26 (20–55) 1037 (60.3) 38 (21–59) <0.001
2010 625 (43.0) 33 (20–59) 829 (57.0) 38 (21–60) 0.046
2011 581 (38.7) 29 (21–56) 920 (61.3) 37 (21–59) 0.056
2012 538 (41.0) 28 (21–55) 775 (59.0) 39 (22–59) 0.001
2013 518 (40.1) 30 (22–59) 773 (59.9) 37 (23–60) 0.131
2014 513 (37.9) 37 (23–60) 841 (62.1) 38 (22–61) 0.609
2015 421 (38.6) 42 (24–63) 669 (61.4) 34 (23–60) 0.002
2016 398 (35.9) 51 (26–67) 711 (64.1) 42 (23–63) <0.001
2017 469 (38.1) 48 (26–65) 763 (61.9) 49 (26–65) 0.780
Total 5401 (39.7) 34 (21–60) 8202 (60.3) 39 (22–61) <0.001
  1. Note:”*“Non-parametric Mann–Whitney U test was used to compare annual median age across gender