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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of TB index cases

From: Tuberculosis infection among youths in overcrowded university hostels in Kenya: a cross-sectional study

  N (51) (%)
Demographic characteristics
 Age, median (IQR) years 21 (20–23)
 Gender N (%)
  Male 31 61
  Female 20 39
 Residence N (%)
  In-campus (IC) 8 16
  Off-campus (OFC) 43 84
Clinical characteristics
 Type of patient N (%)
  New 50 98
  TFL# 1 1.9
 Type of TB N (%)   
  EPTB$ 4 7.8
  PTB% 47 92
 Method of diagnosis N (%)
  X-ray 29 57
  GeneXpert 22 43
 Index HIV status N (%)
  Negative 50 98
  Positive 1 1.9
 Referred by N (%)
  Community health volunteer (CHV) 1 1.9
  Private sector (PS) 8 16
  Self-referral (SR) 42 82
 Outcome of treatment N (%)
  Cured (C) 38 74
  Transferred out (TO) 3 5.9
  Treatment completed (TC) 10 20
  1. #Treatment after loss to follow-up, $extrapulmonary TB, %pulmonary TB