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Table 1 Characteristics of the population studied and urinary findings

From: The cause of urinary symptoms among Human T Lymphotropic Virus Type I (HLTV-I) infected patients: a cross sectional study

Variable n = 157
Age (mean ± SD), years 48 ± 12
   18 – 40 24% (37)
   40 – 60 64% (101)
   60 – 80 11% (17)
   > 80 1% (2)
Gender  
   Male 45 % (71)
   Female 55 % (86)
Marital status  
   Single 31% (49)
   Married 44% (69)
   Other 25% (39)
EDSS score*  
   0.0 52% (80)
   1.0 – 3.0 27% (42)
   ≥ 3.0 21% (33)
Urinary Symptoms  
   Present (at least one) 41% (64)
   Absent 59% (93)
Urine Culture  
   Positive 10% (16)
   Negative 87% (136)
   Mixed flora or < 100.000 CFU/ml 3% (5)
  1. * Data available for 155 patients. Of the 33 patients with EDSS ≥ 3.0, most (n = 15) were in the 3.0 – 4.0.range. The remainders were distributed as follows: EDSS 4.0 – 6.0 = 6 patients; EDSS 6.0 – 8.0 = 8 patients; EDSS of 8.0 = 4 patients.