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Table 1 Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics of 265 patients

From: Diagnostic performance of nucleic acid tests in tuberculous pleurisy

 TBP (223 cases)Non-TBP (42 cases)P-value
Age, mean (SD) [range], years41.3 (17.6) [15–83]56.4 (13.9) [25–81]<  0.001
Male gender, No. (%)138 (61.9)25 (59.5)0.713
BMIa, median (range)19.5 (15–27)19.3 (14–29)0.066
Fever (%)129 (57.9)22(52.4)0.512
Course of disease [range], weeks15.2 [1–52]2.1 [1–208]<  0.001
Diabetes mellitus (%)22 (9.9)4 (9.5)0.946
History of anti-TB treatment19 (8.5%)1 (2.4%)0.167
ADA (U/liter) > 25201 (90.13%)10 (23.8%)<  0.001
LPb > 50%118 (52.9%)16 (38.1%)0.078
Without intrapulmonary lesions5 (2.2%)12 (28.6%)<  0.001
T-SPOT.TB on PBMCsc208 (93.3%)5 (11.9%)< 0.001
  1. aBMI, Body mass index; b LP, lymphocyte proportion; c PBMCs, Peripheral blood mononuclear cells