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Table 1 Socio-demographic, clinical and laboratory data of the studied cases

From: Diagnostic utility of GeneXpert MTB/RIF assay versus conventional methods for diagnosis of pulmonary and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis

Parameters Patients with PTB(n =449) Patients with EPTB(n = 133) Test P value
Age (years)
 Mean ± SD 50.56±15.65 50.17±16.69 0.18 0.86
 Range 1 – 77 2 – 77
Age groups
 0 – 15 5 (1.1%) 4 (3.0%) 7.06 0.07
 16 – 35 122 (27.2%) 38 (28.6%)   
 36 – 60 229 (51.0%) 54 (40.6%)   
 >60 93 (20.7%) 37 (27.8%)   
Gender
 Male 333 (74.2%) 93 (69.9%) 0.94 0.33
 Female 116 (25.8%) 40 (30.1%)   
Residence
 Rural 368 (82.0%) 105(78.9%) 0.61 0.43
 Urban 81 (18.0%) 28 (21.1%)
Contact with a known TB patient
 Yes 225 (50.1%) 63 (47.4%) 0.31 0.58
 No 224 (49.9%) 70 (52.6%)
Previous anti-TB treatment
 New case 425 (94.7%) 107 (80.5%) 26.36 <0.001**
 Retreated case 24 (5.3%) 26 (19.5%)
  1. ** Highly significant statistical difference; Quantitative data was analyzed using Mann Whitney U test, Qualitative data was analyzed using Chi square test (X2)