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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants

From: Evaluation of treatment response in extrapulmonary tuberculosis in a low-resource setting

  Total Lymphadenitis Pleuritis Other sites of infectiona
  n = 126 n = 67 n = 31 n = 28
   TB Non-TB TB Non-TB TB Non-TB
Characteristics   n = 34 n = 33 n = 20 n = 11 n = 10 n = 18
Female, n (%) 56 (44%) 17 (50%) 14 (42%) 7 (35%) 5 (45%) 5 (50%) 8 (44%)
Age, years, median [IQR] 27 [8–41] 27 [7–38] 13 [7–49] 32 [23–50] 20 [6–41] 27 [19–34] 40 [26–50]
Children (< 15 years), n (%) 41 (33%) 11 (32%) 18 (55%) 3 (15%) 4 (36%) 2 (20%) 3 (17%)
HIV status, n (%)
 HIV positive 20 (16%) 7 (21%) 2 (6%) 5 (25%) 0 (−) 2 (20%) 4 (22%)
 HIV negative 74 (59%) 25 (74%) 10 (30%) 15 (75%) 6 (55%) 6 (60%) 12 (67%)
 Unknown 32 (25%) 2 (6%) 21 (64%) 0 (−) 5 (45%) 2 (20%) 2 (11%)
Comorbidities, n (%)
 Diabetes 4 (3%) 0 (−) 1 (3%) 1 (5%) 1 (9%) 1 (10%) 0 (−)
 Heart disease/HT 12 (10%) 2 (6%) 3 (9%) 0 (−) 2 (18%) 1 (10%) 4 (24%)
 COPD/Asthma 7 (6%) 3 (9%) 2 (6%) 0 (−) 1 (9%) 1 (10%) 0 (−)
Outpatient, n (%) 76 (60%) 32 (94%) 32 (97%) 7 (35%) 0 (−) 3 (30%) 2 (11%)
  1. Abbreviations: TB tuberculosis, IQR interquartile range, HIV human immunodeficiency virus, HT hypertension, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  2. a TB cases: peritonitis (n = 6), meningitis (n = 2), pericarditis (n = 1), spondylitis (n = 1); non-TB cases: peritonitis (n = 10), meningitis (n = 6), mastitis (n = 1), osteomyelitis (n = 1)