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Table 2 Socio-demographic, behavioural characteristics and clinical history of the study population

From: Evaluation of the performance of an in-house duplex PCR assay targeting the IS6110 and rpoB genes for tuberculosis diagnosis in Cameroon

Variables N Category n (%)
Gender 129 Female 59 (45.7)
Male 70 (54.3)
Age group (years) 129 0–19 12 (9.0)
20–39 61 (47.3)
40–59 38 (29.5)
≥ 60 18 (14.0)
Employment status 126 Unemployed 46 (36.5)
Self-employed 49 (38.9)
Employed 31 (24.0)
Years of formal education 127 <  11 years 53 (41.7)
11–14 years 41 (32.3)
>  14 years 33 (26.0)
Alcohol intake 127 No 64 (50.4)
Yes 63 (49.6)
Smoking 129 No 121 (93.8)
Yes 8 (6.2)
TB symptoms clinical score 129 <  9 68 (52.7)
≥ 9 61 (47.3)
HIV Status 129 Positive 55 (42.6)
Negative 46 (35.7)
Unknown 28 (21.7)
Previous TB disease 129 Yes 27 (20.9)
No 94 (72.9)
Unknown 8 (6.2)