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Table 1 Characteristics of study patients

From: Sex influences the association between haemostasis and the extent of lung lesions in tuberculosis

  Sputum smear-positive TB P value
Female (n = 114) Male (n = 114)
Age, mean (sd), year 35.2 (14.0) 35.1 (13.9) 0.943a
Height, cm 160 (158–164) n = 109 173 (170–177) n = 105 < 0.001a
Weight, kg 50 (45–55) n = 109 60 (53–66) n = 106 < 0.001a
BMI, mean (sd), kg/m2 19.3 (2.4) n = 109 19.8 (2.6) n = 105 0.136a
BMI < 18.5, number (%) 42 (38.5) (n = 109) 33 (31.4) (n = 105) 0.276c
Time elapsed between onset of symptoms and admittance to SPH, months, number (%)d < 0.001b
 No symptomse 6 (5.3) 14 (12.3)
 < 1 17 (14.9) 37 (32.5)
 1–6 68 (59.6) 49 (43.0)
 6–12 12 (10.5) 8 (7.0)
 > 12 11 (9.6) 6 (5.3)
Acid-fast bacilli, number (%) < 0.001b
 1+ 56 (49.1) 33 (28.9)
 2+ 29 (25.4) 28 (24.6)
 3+ 23 (20.3) 30 (26.3)
 4+ 6 (5.3) 23 (20.2)
Anti-TB antibody, number (%) 56 (49.1) 49 (43.0) 0.352c
T-SPOT.TB, number (%) 66 (84.62) n = 78 73 (90.12) n = 81 0.295c
  1. TB tuberculosis. Italicized numbers indicated a P value of < 0.05
  2. Data are displayed as medians and interquartile ranges
  3. at tests
  4. bWilcoxon tests
  5. cχ2 tests
  6. dTB-correlated symptoms include cough, expectoration, fever, fatigue, hemoptysis, appetite loss, dyspnea, respiratory distress, insomnia, palpitation and weight loss
  7. ePatients without typical TB symptoms; diagnosed by physical examination