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Table 2 Comparison of parameters under investigation in PTB and EPTB groups

From: Comparative analysis of pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis of 411 cases

Variable EPTB PTB p Value
Age (years) <21 42 (20 %) 38 (18.2 %) 0.513
21-40 93 (45.8 %) 87 (41.8 %)
41-60 44 (24.6 %) 47 (22.5 %)
>60 24 (11.8 %) 36 (15.8 %)
Gender Female (n, %) 106 (52.2 %) 84 (40.4 %) 0.016*
  Male (n,%) 97 (47.8 %) 124 (59.6 %)
Recurrence rate (n,%) 4 (1.97 %) 9 (4.26 %) 0.172
Re-admission after interruption of treatment 3 (1.48 %) 3 (1.44 %) 0.97
Presence of BCG scar 123 (59.6 %) 117 (56.3 %) 0.491
Most common modes of diagnosis Biopsy (n,%) 103 (71.5 %) 11 (6.1 %) <0.001*
Smear (n,%) 27 (18.8 %) 129 (72.7 %)
C&R clues (n,%) 7 (4.9 %) 39 (21.7 %)
  1. *: statistically significant; EPTB extrapulmonary tuberculosis, PTB pulmonary tuberculosis, C&R clinical and radiological