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Table 1 Patients’ demographics

From: Diagnosis of tuberculosis from smear-negative presumptive TB cases using Xpert MTB/Rif assay: a cross-sectional study from Nepal

Patients demographicsSmear-negative PTB not detected with Xpert MTB/RIF assay (%)Smear-negative PTB detected with MTB/RIF assay (%)TotalOR95% CIP value
Age group
  < 14 year36(80)9(20)45___
 15 to 29 years65(89.9)8(10.1)730.50.21–1.390.2
 30 to 44 years62(81.6)14(18.4)76
 45 to 59 years53(67.9)25(32.1)780.950.50–1.840.93
  > 60 years59(66.3)29(33.7)88
Clinical history
 New suspects205(76.5)63(23.5)2681.060.59–1.870.84
 Previously treated69(77.5)20(22.5)89
 Loss-to-follow up1(33.4)2(66.6)3___
  1. OR Odds ratio, CI Confidence Interval