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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of contacts

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

  N (156) (%)
Demographic characteristics
 Age, median (IQR) years 23 (20–23)
 Contact type N (%)
  Household 76 49
  Social 80 51
 Gender N (%)
  Male 80 51
  Female 76 49
 Residence N (%)
  In-campus (IC) 36 23
  Off-campus (OFC) 120 77
 Time spent in the same room with index case N (%)
  All time 46 29
  Night only 42 27
  Day only 62 40
  Others 4 3.8
Clinical characteristics N (%)
 Coughing ≥ 2 weeks 86 53
 Fever 60 39
 Had weight loss 69 44
 Drenching night sweats 48 31
 Swelling at neck/armpits/groin 27 17
 HIV test results
  Positive 3 1.9
  Negative 70 45
  Unknown/not tested 83 53
 Any underlying medical condition 9 5.8