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Table 3 Characteristics of the index case

From: Tuberculosis outbreaks among students in mainland China: a systematic review and meta-analysis

CharacteristicNumber of studiesNumber of patientsPercentage (%)
Sex72  
 Male5475.00
 Female1825.00
Family history17  
 Yes741.20
 No1058.80
Type of school107  
 Junior middle school109.30
 Senior middle school6661.70
 University or college3129.00
Sputum smear90  
 Positive7583.30
 Negative1516.70
Smear positive20  
 1+525.00
 2+630.00
 3+420.00
 4+525.00
Case-finding interval95  
 2 months or less5052.60
 More than 2 months4547.40
Cavernous pulmonary TB2020----
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