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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of new smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients and household contacts, India (n = 38)

From: Comparing tuberculosis gene signatures in malnourished individuals using the TBSignatureProfiler

  Malnourished Index Case
(n=23)
Malnourished Household
Contact (n=15)
P-value
RNA-seq Processing Batch
 Batch 1 8 1  
 Batch 2 15 14  
Demographic Characteristics
 Male, n(%) 16 (69.6) 7 (46.7) 0.1903
 Age, median (range) 47 (15-67) 13 (10-23) <0.0001
 Any alcohol use, n (%) 14 (60.9) 0 <0.0001
 Risky alcohol use, n (%) 10 (43.5) 0 <0.0001
 Ever a smoker, n (%) 15 (56.5) 0 <0.0001
 BMI, median (range) 14.8 (11.5-15.9) 15.1 (13.7-15.8) 0.2221
Clinical Characteristics
 AFB smear grade, n(%)    
  1+ 10 (43.5) --  
  2+ 5 (21.7) --  
  3+ 8 (34.8) --  
 MGIT time to positive, median (range) 6 (3-14) --  
 Duration of cough before treatment, median (range) 4 (2-5) --  
 Tuberculin Skin Test Millimeters of Induration, median (range) -- 7 (5-15)  
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