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Table 1 Demographic profile and general characteristics of index subjects (n = 59) and their child contacts (n = 152)

From: Tubercular infection in children living with adults receiving Directly Observed Treatment Short Course (DOTS): a follow up study

S.No. Characteristic of Adult Tuberculosis Patients  
1. Age of index case in years \( \overline{X} \) ± SD (Range) 29.12 ± 9.38 (18–65)
2. Male: Female ratio of index case 24:35
3. House (No. of Rooms) \( \overline{X} \) ± SD (Range) 1.85 ± 1.00 (1–5)
4. Socioeconomic status n (%)
Upper lower class 4 (6.8%)
Lower middle class 4 (6.8%)
Upper middle class 19 (32.2%)
Upper class 32 (54.2%)
5. Treatment Category of index case n (%)
I 42 (71.2%)
II 17 (28.8%)
6. Patient Type (index case) n (%)
New 38 (64.4%)
Transfer in 5 (8.5%)
Treatment after Default 12 (20.3%)
Relapse 4 (6.8%)
Failure 0
7. Sputum for AFB of index case at Recruitment n (%)
Scanty 11 (18.6%)
1+ 11 (18.6%)
2+ 14 (23.7%)
3+ 23 (39.0%)
  Characteristic of Child Contacts N = 152
8. Age of child contacts \( \overline{X} \) ± SD (Range) in years 6.88 ± 3.89 (0.1–13)
9. Male: Female ratio of child contacts 78:74
10. BCG Scar n (%)
Yes 102 (67.1%)
No 50 (32.9%)
11. Nutrition Status of child contacts  
Normal nutrition 97 (63.8%)
Moderate malnutrition 52 (34.2%)
Severe malnutrition 3 (1.9%)