TABLE 2.

Characteristics of patients with unique RFLP patterns and patients in 11 clusters of ≥4 patients in Tiruvallur District, South India, July 1999 to June 2000a

ClusterNo. of patientsNo. of bandsMedian age (yr)% of patients
IS6110DREpidemiologically linkedAge >45 yrMenAlcoholicEmployedMDRDiagnosed by surveyHospitalized in a sanatorium
Distinct RFLP236424884337741416
1251545275676556442025
261549067100401001750*0
371545257866010001429
41015492270803367141040
5516350208008004020
6416310100100251002500
761643067833383067†0
88175007575178303813
9517400406007502020
107175007186294301457*
114454405010033100000
  • a P values are noted for comparison with characteristics of patients with unique RFLP patterns: *, P ≤ 0.05; †, P < 0.01.