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Table 1 Background characteristics of 1,250 pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) patients and 355 neighborhood controls 1

From: CD4 lymphocyte dynamics in Tanzanian pulmonary tuberculosis patients with and without hiv co-infection

  Pulmonary TB patients (n = 1250) Controls (n = 355) P
Age (y) 36.5 (35.7; 37.2) 33.9 (32.7; 35.2) < 0.001
Female sex, % (n) 40.8 (510) 45.4 (161) 0.13
Ethnicity, % (n)    
Wasukuma 45.6 (570) 46.3 (164) 0.82
Marital status, % (n)    
Single 24.8 (308) 25.2 (89) < 0.001
Married/cohabiting 53.1 (658) 68.8 (243)  
Separated/divorced/widowed 22.1 (274) 6.0 (21)  
Occupation, % (n)    
Farmer/fisherman 39.1 (488) 32.2 (114) 0.06
Business/employed 36.1 (450) 40.4 (143)  
Other 24.8 (309) 27.4 (97)  
HIV infection, % (n) 50.6 (633) 9.9 (35) < 0.001
  1. 1 Pulmonary TB status was based on culture, except where culture data were not available. For each of 355 consecutive sputum positive TB patients an age- and sex-matched neighborhood control was selected. Data or mean (95% confidence interval) or % (n).