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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 (%)
Family history17  
Type of school107  
 Junior middle school109.30
 Senior middle school6661.70
 University or college3129.00
Sputum smear90  
Smear positive20  
Case-finding interval95  
 2 months or less5052.60
 More than 2 months4547.40
Cavernous pulmonary TB2020----
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