Table 1.

Anti-TBGL antibody titers in each group

RowGroupnMean age ± SD (yr)Mean titer ± SD
(U/ml)Statistical significancea for comparison with value in row:
GFEDC
AActive pulmonary tuberculosis31853.1 ± 18.512.5 ± 17.9#####
 Smear positive, culture positive16453.8 ± 17.517.9 ± 21.0#####
 Smear negative, culture positive5254.2 ± 20.06.2 ± 8.8#####
 Smear negative, culture negative10251.7 ± 19.57.5 ± 13.4#####
BNontuberculous mycobacteriosis11164.9 ± 13.110.2 ± 14.8#####
COld tuberculosis5857.0 ± 16.71.6 ± 0.8#NSNSNS
DOther respiratory disease18064.2 ± 13.01.3 ± 1.3NSNSNS
ENonrespiratory disease15668.3 ± 11.21.2 ± 0.9NSNS
FOlder healthy subjects19849.5 ± 8.31.4 ± 0.8#
GYounger healthy subjects25622.3 ± 3.30.8 ± 0.5
  • a #, P < 0.05 ; NS, not significant.