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Table 4 Factors associated with Mtb stool assay positivity among children with culture-confirmed or clinically-diagnosed, unconfirmed TB (N = 106)

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

Variable   Positive stool result (N = 14) n (%) Negative stool result (N = 92) n (%) P-value
Age group (years) 0–4 3 (21) 47 (51) 0.0008a
5–10 4 (29) 35 (38)
11–14 7 (50) 10 (11)
Female sex   7 (50) 51 (55) 0.8b
Positive smear result   7 (50) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
Positive culture result   13 (93) 9 (9.8) < 0.0001b
Ability to spontaneously produce a sputum sample   12 (86) 33 (36) 0.0006a
Cavitary disease on chest x-ray   5 (36) 0 (0.0) < 0.0001b
  1. aChi-square test bFisher’s Exact test