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Table 1 Characteristics of study population for each study site

From: Diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and drug resistance in different provinces of Papua New Guinea

   Drug susceptibility testing result available* Total TB positive (any type)
Characteristics Goroka n = 56 n (%) Alotau n = 66 n (%) Madang n = 90 n (%) Total n = 212 n (%) All sites n = 449 n(%)
Sex      
  Male 32 (57.1) 28 (42.4) 43 (47.8) 103 (48.6) 221 (49.22)
  Female 24 (42.9) 38 (57.6) 47 (52.2) 109 (51.4) 228 (50.78)
Median age [IQR] 30 [25-40] 29 [24-42] 30 [24-40] 30 [24-40] 30 [25-42]
Age group      
  15-24: 13 (23.2) 19 (28.8) 27 (30.0) 59 (27.8) 110 (24.5)
25-34: 19 (33.9) 23 (34.9) 31 (34.4) 73 (34.4) 157 (35.0)
35-44: 12 (21.5) 9 (13.6) 16 (17.8) 37 (17.5) 76 (16.9)
45-54: 7 (12.5) 8 (12.1) 9 (10.0) 24 (11.3) 51 (11.4)
55-64: 4 (7.1) 4 (6.1) 5 (5.6) 13 (6.1) 40 (8.9)
>64: 0 2 (3.0) 1 (1.1) 3 (1.4) 11 (2.4)
  missing: 1 (1.8) 1 (1.5) 1 (1.1) 3 (1.4) 4 (0.9)
Smear result      
  Smear positive 55 (98.2) 62 (93.9) 90 (100) 207 (97.6) 280 (62.4)
  Smear negative 1 (1.8) 4 (6.1) 0 5 (2.4) 116 (25.8)
HIV      
  HIV+ 12 (21.4) 1 (1.5) 3 (3.3) 16 (7.5) 36 (8.0)
  HIV- 23 (41.1) 12 (18.2) 43 (47.8) 78 (36.8) 140 (31.2)
  HIV unknown 21 (37.5) 53 (80.3) 44 (48.9) 118 (55.7) 273 (60.8)
Region of origin      
  Highlands 25 (44.6) 0 3 (3.3) 28 (13.2) 71 (15.8)
Coast 4 (7.2) 23 (34.9) 84 (93.3) 111 (52.3) 171 (38.1)
Other country 0 0 1 (1.1) 1 (0.5) 1 (0.2)
Unknown 27 (48.2) 43 (65.1) 2 (2.2) 72 (34.0) 206 (45.9)
History of TB treatment      
  No 50 (89.3) 42 (63.6) 75 (83.3) 167 (78.8) 355 (79.1)
Yes 2 (3.6) 5 (7.6) 11 (12.2) 18 (8.5) 50 (11.4)
Unknown 4 (7.1) 19 (28.8) 4 (4.5) 27 (12.7) 44 (9.8)
  1. *Data of 212 samples for which drug susceptibility was tested compared to 449 enrolled patients diagnosed with any type of TB. IQR = interquartile range.