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Table 1 Social and demographic characteristics of enrolled TB mortality cases categorized by genders

From: Clinical profiles of early and tuberculosis-related mortality in South Korea between 2015 and 2017: a cross-sectional study

Variablesa All
(n = 3735)
Male
(n = 2541)
Female
(n = 1194)
p-value
Age group
  ≤ 49 years 204 (5.5%) 157 (6.2%) 47 (3.9%) 0.000
 50–59 years 365 (9.8%) 324 (12.8%) 41 (3.4%)  
 60–69 years 539 (14.4%) 437 (17.2%) 102 (8.5%)  
 70–79 years 1058 (28.3%) 758 (29.8%) 300 (25.1%)  
 80 years ≤ 1569 (42.0%) 865 (34.0%) 705 (59.0%)  
Job
 Yes 181 (4.8%) 164 (6.5%) 17 (1.4%) 0.000
 No 3545 (94.9%) 2370 (93.3%) 1175 (98.4%)  
Marriage
 Yes 3244 (86.9%) 2134 (84.0%) 1110 (93.0%) 0.000
 No 251 (6.7%) 218 (8.6%) 33 (2.8%)  
Education
 Primary 899 (24.1%) 508 (20.0%) 391 (32.7%) 0.008
 Middle 277 (7.4%) 230 (9.1%) 47 (3.9%)  
 High 385 (10.3%) 330 (13.0%) 55 (4.6%)  
 University 134 (3.6%) 115 (4.5%) 19 (1.6%)  
Smoking history
 Never smoker 2413 (64.6%) 1309 (51.5%) 1104 (92.5%) 0.000
 Ex-smoker 872 (23.3%) 820 (32.3%) 52 (4.4%)  
 Current smoker 432 (11.6%) 397 (15.6%) 35 (2.9%)  
Alcohol history
 Non-drinker 2562 (68.6%) 1473 (58.0%) 1089 (91.2%) 0.000
 Social drinker 817 (21.9%) 743 (29.2%) 74 (6.2%)  
 Heavy drinker 311 (8.3%) 292 (11.5%) 19 (1.6%)  
BMI
 ≥ 18.5 kg/m2 2130 (57.0%) 1447 (56.9%) 683 (57.2%) 0.551
 < 18.5 kg/m2 1442 (38.6%) 989 (38.9%) 453 (37.9%)  
  1. BMI body mass index, HIV human immunodeficiency virus
  2. a Missing data and values were not shown in this table