TABLE 2

Demographics and baseline clinical characteristics of patients with or without tuberculosis in the prospective cohort

CharacteristicNo. (%) of patients
TB (n = 17)aNon-TB (n = 1,003)
Male sex11 (64.7)619 (61.7)
Symptoms
    Fever3 (17.6)195 (19.4)
    Cough12 (70.6)532 (53)
    Hemoptysis5 (29.4)145 (14.5)
    Dyspnea8 (47.1)420 (41.9)
    Weight loss4 (23.5)62 (6.2)
Hospitalization12 (70.6)450 (44.9)
Pathological chest radiography15 (88.2)542 (54)
    Cavities10 (58.8)15 (1.5)
Previous tuberculosis history3 (17.6)84 (8.4)
Comorbidity conditions
    Diabetes mellitus3 (17.6)225 (22.4)
    Malignancy1 (5.9)131 (13.1)
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease2 (11.8)233 (23.2)
    Bronchiectasis2 (11.8)161 (16)
    Human immunodeficiency virus infection2 (of 6 tested; 33.3)23 (of 312 tested; 7.4)
Ever smoked12 (70.6)402 (40.1)
Alcoholism4 (23.5)66 (6.6)
  • a Patients PCR positive/culture positive for MTC and those PCR positive for MTC/culture negative. TB, tuberculosis.