Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of study participants (N = 64)

From: Ex vivo mRNA expression of toll-like receptors during latent tuberculosis infection

Variables Overall
N (%)
LTBI group
N (%)
Non-LTBI group
N (%)
P-value
Sex 0.617
 Male 32 (50) 17 (53.1) 15 (46.9)  
 Female 32 (50) 15 (46.9) 17 (53.2)  
Age (Years) 0.802
 11–14 32 (50) 16 (50.0) 16 (50.0)  
 15–18 32 (50) 16 (50.0) 16 (50.0)  
BMI (Kg/M2)a 0.230
 Underweight (< 18.5) 33 (51.56) 18 (56.2) 20 (62.5)  
 Normal (18.5–24.9) 29 (45.3) 12 (37.5) 12 (37.5)  
 Overweight (> 24.9) 2 (0.03) 2 (0.6) 0 (0.0)  
BCG scar 0.118
 Present 33 (51.6) 13 (40.6) 20 (62.5)  
 Absent 25 (39.1) 15 (46.9) 10 (31.2)  
 Indeterminate 3 (4.7) 1 (3.1) 2 (6.3)  
 Not recorded 3 (4.7) 3 (9.4) 0 (0.0)  
Parasitic infections 0.026
 Yes 18 (28.1) 13 (40.6) 5 (15.6)  
 No 46 (71.9) 19 (59.4) 27 (84.4)  
  1. aBMI body mass index and calculations were based on the Ethiopian demographic and health survey [15]