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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of bacteriological confirmed pulmonary DR-TB patients (N = 520)

From: Sputum smear grading and associated factors among bacteriologically confirmed pulmonary drug-resistant tuberculosis patients in Ethiopia

Variables Categories Frequency (percent) Smear grading of DR-TB
    0 1–9 1+ 2+ 3+
Functional status Working 183 (35.33) 33 29 37 23 61
Ambulatory 247 (47.68) 33 42 52 40 80
Bedridden 88 (16.99) 19 7 6 18 38
Anatomical site of tuberculosis Pulmonary 500 (96.15) 80 77 93 78 172
Disseminated 20 (3.85) 5 2 2 4 7
Comorbid disease Yes 78 (15.00) 10 12 10 16 30
No 442 (85.00) 75 67 85 66 149
HIVa co-infection Yes 144 (27.75) 27 23 17 16 61
No 375 (72.25) 58 56 77 66 118
Body mass index Kg/M2 < 16 217 (42.14) 42 32 32 31 80
16–18.49 171 (33.20) 17 22 37 33 62
> = 18.5 127 (24.66) 24 25 24 17 37
Number of TB treatment history < 2 249 (47.88) 51 44 42 33 79
> = 2 271 (52.12) 34 35 53 49 100
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