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Table 2 Characteristics of HIV-infected patients with CD4 ≥ 200 with and without TB treatment

From: Basis for treatment of tuberculosis among HIV-infected patients in Tanzania: the role of chest x-ray and sputum culture

Category TB treatment (N = 136) No TB treatment (N = 1040) p value
Age, median (interquartile range) 35 (30–40) 33 (27–39) <0.05
Female N (%) 90 (66%) 775 (75%) 0.049
CD4, median (interquartile range) 319 (248–483) 425 (310–594) <0.0001
History of TB N (%)* 3/16 (19%) 67/944 (7%) NS
Tuberculin skin test ≥ 5 mm N (%)* 10/14 (71%) 288/904 (31%) 0.003
Tuberculin skin test ≥ 10 mm* 10/14 (71%) 265/904 (29%) 0.002
  1. * Data only collected on the subjects thought initially to be eligible for the trial; all were later deemed ineligible due to presumptive TB.