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Table 1 Diagnostic characteristics of study population by sex at Karamara hospital, Jigjiga, Ethiopia (n = 227)

From: Xpert MTB/RIF assay for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in sputum specimens in remote health care facility

Microbiological classification
Sex Number (n) Percent (%) Smear (+) Culture (+) Smear (−) Culture (+) Culture (−) Contaminated samples
Male 143 63.00 % 14(6.2 %) 23(10.1 %) 104(45.8 %) 2(0.8 %)
Female 84 37.00 % 7(3.1 %) 14(6.6 %) 62(27.3 %) 1(0.4 %)
Total 227 100 % 21(9.3 %) 37(16.3 %) 166(73.1 %) 3(1.3 %)