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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Neutrophil extracellular traps in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis

  Healthy controls n = 32 Primary TB
n = 61
Demographics
 Age (years) 30 (24–35) 28 (22–43,5)
 Male sex (n) 25 (78%) 44 (72%)
 Smoker (n) 8 (25%) 30 (49%)
 Affected family member with TB (n) 0 (0%) 6 (10%)
 BCG-vaccinated (n) 20 (63%) 21 (34%)
 HIV-positive (ii) 0 (0%) 2 (3%)
Symptoms
 Fever (n) 0 (0%) 61 (100%)
 Night sweats (n) 0 (0%) 23 (38%)
 Weight loss (n) 0 (0%) 44 (72%)
 Fatigue (n) 1 (3%) 32 (52%)
 Shortness of breath (n) 1 (3%) 7 (11%)
 Productive cough (n) 3 (9%) 56 (92%)
Signs
 Temperature (°C) 36.9 (36.5–37.1) 37.2 (36.9–38.1)***
 MAP (mmHg) 83 (79–93) 80 (70–87)*
 Heart rate (bpm) 80 (78–84) 90 (80–100)***
 Respiratory rate (brpm) 20 (20–24) 24 (22–28)***
 BMI (w/12) 24.3 (22.7–26.0) 17.6 (15.6–19.6)***
  1. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index, expressed as weight (w) divided by length (l)2; bpm beats per minute, brpm breaths per minute, MAP mean arterial blood pressure, n total number, TB tuberculosis. Percentages given are within study group. Data are medians with interquartile ranges. *P < 0·05, ***P < 0·001 for the difference between primary TB or recurrent TB-patients versus controls