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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of 4808 adolescents undergoing tuberculin skin testing in Kenya, 2008–2009

From: Estimating the annual risk of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis among adolescents in Western Kenya in preparation for TB vaccine trials

Characteristic Category All (4808)
Tuberculin skin test (TST) Reactive 1544 (32.1%)
Non reactive 3264 (67.9%)
Sex Female 2327 (48.4%)
Male 2481 (51.6%)
School going Yes 4518 (94.0%)
No 290 (6.0%)
HIV status Positive 23 (0.5%)
Negative 1985 (41.3%)
Unknown 2165 (45.0%)
Residence Rural 4550 (94.6%)
Urban 258 (5.4%%)
Previous TB Yes 21 (0.4%)
No 4787 (99.6%)
History of TB contact Yes 138 (2.9%)
No 4670 (97.1%)
Deceased parents One parent deceased or both alive 3519 (73.2%)
Both deceased 1289 (26.8%)
Socio economic status Upper class 1582 (32.9%)
Middle class 1636 (34.0%)
Lower class 1590 (33.1%)