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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of prisoners (N = 733)

From: Prevalence of tuberculosis and associated risk factors in the Central Prison of Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of Congo

Parameters Number Median (IQR) Mean ± SD Percent
Age (years)    31 ± 9.5  
 < 30 409    55.8
Sex
 Male 695    94.8
Length of incarceration   24 (18–52)   
 < 12 months 420    57.3
BMI (kg/m2)
 < 18.5 368    50.2
Overcrowding (>50 prisoners/40 m2)
 Yes 620    84.6
Clinical signs
 Cough > 2 weeks 125    17.1
 Weight loss 625    85.3
 Temperature > 39 °C 115    15.7
 Night sweat 109    14.9
 Asthenia 450    61.4
 Thoracic pain 110    15.0
  1. SD standard deviation, IQR interquartile range, BMI body mass index