TABLE 1.

Sample group characteristicsa

Sample category (total no.)No. of malesNo. of femalesMedian age in yr (range)Mean BI (range)No. of TB samples with a sputum smear of:
01+2+3+4+
LL (37)33427 (15-61)5.5 (4+-6+)
BL (13)13032 (18-55)4.9 (4+-5+)
TT/BT (20)b14635 (15-58)0
HEC (42)222025 (23-31)N/A
NEC (23)71623 (18-52)N/A
TB (30)22841 (21-77)1123410
  • a LL, polar lepromatous; BL, borderline lepromatous; BT, borderline tuberculoid; TT, polar tuberculoid; N/A, not applicable.

  • b TT, n = 9 samples; BT, n = 11 samples.