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Table 1 Sociodemographic, economic, clinical, and epidemiologic characteristics of indigenous and non-indigenous patients with TB in Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul (MS), Brazil between June 2009 and July 2011 (N = 109)

From: Health-service performance of TB treatment for indigenous and non-indigenous populations in Brazil: a cross-sectional study

Sociodemographic, economic, epidemiologic and clinical variables Indigenous Non-indigenous p-value
n = 57 n = 52
Sex male 31 (55%) 34 (66%) 0.07
Age, mean ± SD 30.29 ± 25.60 42.02 ± 37.58 <0.01 1
Have a partner 30 (53%) 21 (40%) 0.05
No education 42 (74%) 14 (27%) <0.01
Monthly income per capita (U.S. dollars), mean ± SD 55.82 ± 61.67 226.8 ± 194.1 <0.01 1
Social class (ABEP)2, mean ± SD 5.03 ± 4.14 (E) 14.06 ± 5.26 (C2) <0.01 1
Works at the sugar cane factory 9 (16%) 0 (0%) <0.01
Knows someone with TB 30 (53%) 14 (27%) <0.01
Agglomeration3, mean ± SD 2.23 ± 1.69 0.99 ± 1.67 <0.01 1
Alcoholism 4/53 (8%) 10 (19%) 0.03
Smoking 49 (86%) 37 (71%) 0.01
Drug abuse 4 (7%) 11 (21%) 0.04
HIV positive 0 (0%) 6 (12%) 0.06
Pulmonary form of TB 51 (90%) 44 (85%) 0.14
Diagnostic    
Smear positive 48 (84%) 40/48 (83%) 0.98
Smear negative and culture positive 4/56 (7%) 2/48 (4%) 0.46
  1. 1Kruskal-Wallis Test.
  2. 2ABEP: Brazilian Association of Research Companies.
  3. 3Agglomeration: persons per room.