TABLE 2.

Epidemiological and demographic characteristics of enrolled subjectsa

CharacteristicValue for group
Active TB (microbiological diagnosis)Controls
TST positiveTST negative
Total no. of patients272120
Mean age (yr) ± SE37 ± 243 ± 240 ± 3
Sex
    Females798
    Males201212
Ethnicity
    Western Europe51713
    Non-Western Europe2247
Diseases other than TB
    Bacterial pneumonia88
    Bronchitis56
    Fever of unknown origin23
    Bacterial abscess11
    Bacterial pleuritis1
    Pulmonary carcinoma32
    Pseudotumor1
  • a Abbreviations: TB, tuberculosis; TST, tuberculin skin test; SE, standard error; BCG, bacillus Calmette et Guerin.