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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of children, stratified by TB status

From: Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in pediatric stool samples using TruTip technology

Variable   All children (N = 259) n (%) SM+, CU+ TBa (N = 7) n (%) SM-, CU+ TBa (N = 15) n (%) All CU+ TB (N = 22) n (%) Clinically-diagnosed unconfirmed TB (N = 84) n (%) No TB diagnosis (N = 153) n (%)
Age group (years) 0–4 125 (48) 0 (0) 8 (53) 8 (36) 42 (50) 75 (49)
  5–10 37 (14) 0 (0) 5 (33) 5 (23) 34 (40) 58 (38)
  11–14 97 (37) 7 (100) 2 (13) 9 (41) 8 (10) 20 (13)
Female sex   124 (48) 5 (71) 6 (40) 11 (50) 47 (56) 66 (43)
Ability to spontaneously produce a sputum sample   106 (41) 7 (100) 6 (40) 13 (59) 32 (38) 61 (40
Cavitary disease on chest x-ray   5 (1.9) 5 (71) 0 (0) 5 (23) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  1. aCU culture, SM smear