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Table 1 Clinical and sociodemographic characteristics between positive and negative TST groups

From: Prevalence of latent tuberculosis in patients with hematological neoplasms in a cancer referral hospital in Mexico City

Variable TST (+)
139 (31.2%)
TST (−)
307 (68.8%)
Age (median, IQR) 55 (44–67.5) 53 (38–65)
Sex
 Women 77 (33.9) 150 (66.1)
 Men 62 (28.3) 157 (71.7)
BCG vaccination (n = 442)
 Yes 86 (34.4%) 164 (65.6)
 No 53 (27.6) 139 (72.4)
Educational level
 Illiterate 16 (34.8) 30 (65.2)
 Incomplete elementary school 23 (38.3) 37 (61.7)
 Elementary school 24 (31.6) 52 (68.4)
 Secondary school 34 (35.1) 63 (64.9)
 High school or technician 23 (25.6) 67 (74.4)
 Bachelor’s degree 17 (26.6) 47 (73.4)
 Postgraduate studies 2 (15.4) 11 (84.6)
Type of neoplasm
 Hodgkin Lymphoma 11 (13.7) 69 (86.3)
 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma 100 (37.5) 167 (62.5)
 Leukemias 12 (35.3) 22 (64.7)
 Multiple Myeloma 13 (28.3) 33 (71.7)
 Other haematological neoplasms 3 (15.8) 16 (84.2)
Residence
 Northern Region 3 (100) N/A
 Central Region 117 (30) 273 (70)
 South-East Region 22 (41.5) 31 (58.5)
Occupation
 Household activities 58 (28.7) 144 (71.3)
 Agriculture 27 (38.6) 43 (61.4)
 Trades (Unqualified Labor) 37 (33.9) 72 (66.1)
 Non-healthcare professional 11 (35.5) 20 (64.5)
 Healthcare professional 3 (30) 7 (70)
 Student 2 (15.4) 11 (84.6)
 Others 10 (90.9) 1 (9.1)
Comorbidities and exposure
 Diabetes Mellitus 34 (47.9) 37 (52.1)
 Patients living with HIV 1 (5.9) 16 (94.1)
 Consumption of unpasteurized dairy 36 (72) 14 (28)
 Exposure to tuberculosis cases 17 (73.9) 6 (26.1)
 Alcoholism 55 (30.6) 125 (69.4)
 Smoking 61 (34.1) 118 (65.9)
  1. BCG Bacillus Calmette Guerin, TST Tuberculin Skin Test, IQR Interquartile range