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Table 2 History of TB, contact with index case, and presence of cough among migrants in Brazil

From: Factors associated with latent tuberculosis among international migrants in Brazil: a cross-sectional study (2020)

  Boa Vista (n = 458) Curitiba (n = 52) Manaus (n = 136) São Paula (n = 257) Total (n = 903)
Variables n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Tuberculosis
 Yes 6 (1.3%) 1 (1.9%) 2 (1.5%) 16 (6.2%) 25 (2.8%)
How long ago
  < 3 years 2 (0.4%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0%) 7 (2.7%) 9 (1.0%)
  ≥ 3 years 4 (0.9%) 1 (1.9%) 2 (1.5%) 9 (3.5%) 16 (1.80%)
Country where person had TB
 Home country 5 (1.1%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (0.7%) 16 (6.2%) 22 (2.40%)
 Brazil 1 (0.2%) 1 (1.9%) 1 (0.7%) 0 (0%) 3 (0.30%)
BCG scar
 Yes 389 (84.9%) 47 (90.4%) 111 (81.6%) 189 (73.5%) 736 (81.50%)
 No 69 (15.1%) 5 (9.6%) 25 (18.4%) 67 (26.1%) 166 (18.40%)
 Missing 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0.00% 1 (0.4%) 1 (0.10%)
Cough (regardless of duration)
 Yes 35 (7.6%) 3 (5.8%) 9 (6.6%) 37 (14.4%) 84 (9.30%)
Duration of cough in days
  (Mean; SD) 71.9; 199 14.7; 0.6 7; 6.7 80.7; 212.3 67.9; 192.8
Contact with TB case
 Yes 62 (13.5%) 6 (11.5%) 28 (20.6%) 45 (17.5%) 141 (15.60%)
TST test performed in migrant after contact
 Yes 11 (2.4%) 1 (1.9%) 15 (11%) 26 (10.1%) 53 (5.90%)