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Table 2 Characterization of PTB cases in terms of clinical presentation

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

Clinical presentationResult of gene Xpert MTB/RifTotalOdds ratio95%CIP value
Not detected (%)Detected (%)
FeverY207(74.7)70(25.3)2771.50.82–2.850.17
N68(81.9)15(18.1)83
CoughY242(74.7)82(25.3)3243.71.11–12.480.03
N33(91.7)3(8.3)36
Weight lossY229(76.1)72(23.9)3011.10.57–2.170.75
N46(78.0)13(22)59
Chest painY87(59.1)60(40.9)1475.23.05–8.820.001
N188(88.2)25(11.8)213
Night sweatY146(76.0)46(24)1921.040.64–1.70.86
N129(76.8)39(23.2)168