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Table 1 Detail demographic data of the studied population.

From: The Recent-Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Strains among Iranian and Afghan Relapse Cases: a DNA-fingerprinting using RFLP and spoligotyping

  Non-cluster Patients (193 = 74.8%) Cluster patients (65; 25%)
Nationality Iranian 151(78.2%) Afghani 42(21.3%) Iranian 48(73%) Afghani 17(26%)
Mean age 47.91 ± 25 39.65 ± 11 44.17 ± 19 36.19 ± 8
Female 70(46.3%) 15(35.7%) 18(37.5%) 8(47%)
Male 81(53.6%) 27(64.2%) 30(62.5%) 9(56.9%)
Pulmonary 147 (97.3%) 37(88%) 47(97.9.%) 14(46.4%)
Extra-pulmonary 2(1.3%) 3(7.1%) 0 2 (30.7%)
Both 2 (1.3%) 2(4.7%) 1(2.0%) 1(1.5%)
AIDS 2(1.3%)Positive 17 (40.4%) Negative 3(6.25) Negative 17(26.1%) NA
  76(97.5%) Negative 25(59.5%)NA 41(85.4%) NA  
  73(48.3%) NA    
PPD 72(47%) Positive 16(38%) Positive 19(39.5%) Positive 4(23%) Positive
  18 (11.9%) Negative 5 (11.9%) Negative 8 (16.6%) Negative 3 (7.6%) Negative
  25(16.5%)equivocal 9(21.9%)equivocole 14 (29.1%)equivocole 7(11%) equivocole
  36(23.8%) NA* 12(28.5%) NA 7(14.5%) NA 5(29.4%) NA
History of family or close contact 27(17.8%) 17(40%) 10 (20.8%) 8(47.9%)
  96(63.5%) 5(11.9%) 35 (72.9%) 8(33%)
Susceptible 29(19.2%) 31 (73.8%) 5(10.4%) 7(41.1%)
MDR-Other resistant 26(17.2%) 6(14.2%) 8 (16.6%) 2(11.7%)
Crowded and low living condition 134(88.7%) 38 (90%) 44 (91.6%) 17(100%)
Low-Salary 129(85.4%) 40(95.2%) 35(72.9%) 16(94.1%)
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