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Table 1 Characteristics of participants from whom mycobacterial isolates used in the study were obtained (N = 361)

From: Genotyping and drug susceptibility testing of mycobacterial isolates from population-based tuberculosis prevalence survey in Ghana

Characteristic MTBC p value NTM p value Total
n (%) n (%) N (%)
Gender
 Male 91 (55.2) 0.0001 68 (34.7)   159 (44.0)
 Female 74 (44.8)   128 (65.3) 0.0001 202 (56.0)
Age group
 15–24 25 (15.2)   33 (16.8)   58 (16.1)
 25–34 22 (13.3)   35 (17.9)   57 (15.8)
 35–44 22 (13.3)   31 (15.8)   53 (14.7)
 45–54 31 (18.8)   22 (11.2)   53 (14.7)
 55–64 23 (13.9)   20 (10.2)   43 (11.9)
 65+ 42 (25.5) 0.63 55 (28.1) 0.63 97 (26.8)
TB Historya
 Yes 6 (3.6)   0 (0)   6 (1.7)
 No 159 (96.4)   196 (100)   355(98.3)
  1. MTBC Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, NTM Non-tuberculous mycobacterium
  2. aParticipants who have been diagnosed with TB and treated prior to the prevalence survey