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Table 1 Characteristics of enrolled TB patients and healthy volunteers

From: Induration or erythema diameter not less than 5 mm as results of recombinant fusion protein ESAT6-CFP10 skin test for detecting M. tuberculosis infection

  TB patients
(N = 743)
Healthy volunteers
(N = 1514)
Age (y) 38.77 ± 14.11 45.43 ± 9.57
Height (cm) 167.93 ± 7.65 161.42 ± 7.19
Weight (kg) 57.48 ± 10.49 64.14 ± 10.63
Male, n (%) 513 (69.04) 398 (26.29)
Residence, town n (%) 487 (65.55)
Occupations 743
 Staff, n (%) 249 (33.51)
 Student, n (%) 52 (7.00)
 Farmer, n (%) 94 (12.65)
 Others, n (%) 348 (46.84)
Han nationality, n (%) 718 (96.64) 1507 (99.54)
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 117.59 ± 13.61 130.82 ± 16.88
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 74.44 ± 9.38 79.48 ± 10.05
Heart rate (times/min) 83.75 ± 11.80
Breathe (times/min) 19.13 ± 1.73
Temperature (°C) 36.64 ± 0.48 35.98 ± 0.41
BCG vaccination, n (%) 315 (20.81)
Disease history within past 6 months, n (%) 213(28.67) 328 (21.66)
Combined medication history, n (%) 604(81.29) 272 (17.97)
Allergic history, n (%) 47(6.33)
Non-TB infectious history, n (%) 18(2.42)
Other disease history, n (%) 25(3.36)
History and family history of TB, n (%) 118(15.88)
Types of tuberculosis 743
 Bacteriologically positive tuberculosis, n (%) 394 (53.03)
 Bacteriologically negative tuberculosis, n (%) 282 (37.95)
 Extrapulmonary tuberculosis, n (%) 67 (9.02)