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Table 1 self-reported clinical symptoms and other clinical profile of new adult pulmonary tuberculosis patients attending selected health facilities of two zones of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 875)

From: Delay in treatment initiation and its association with clinical severity and infectiousness among new adult pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Tigray, northern Ethiopia

Variable Categories Frequency Percent
Symptoms Cough 868 99.2
Fever 425 48.6
Chest pain 389 44.5
Weight loss 398 45.5
Haemoptysis 204 23.3
Othersa 449 51.3
Presence of other chronic diseasesb (excluding HIV) Yes 23 2.6
No 852 97.4
HIV status Positive 99 11.3
Negative 776 88.7
BMI Normal (> 18) 391 44.7
16–18 251 28.7
< 16 233 26.6
MUAC (in MM) Normal (> 220) 323 36.9
200–220 346 39.6
< 200 206 23.5
Clinical score Mild (< 8) 430 49.1
Severe (> 8) 445 50.9
Level of infectiousness Lower 452 51.7
Higher 423 48.3
  1. aSweating, loss of appetite, fatigue, chill, malaise b diabetes, arthritis, epilepsy, chronic liver disease, Visceral leishmaniasis, COPD; BMI (Body Mass Index); MUAC (Mid-Upper Arm Circumference)