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Volume 23, Number 11—November 2017

Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis among Children, China, 2006–2015

Ning-ning Tao, Xiao-chun He, Xian-xin Zhang, Yao Liu, Chun-bao Yu, and Huai-chen LiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Shandong Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, China (N.-N. Tao, Y. Liu, H.-C. Li); Baoji Central Hospital, Baoji, China (X.-C. He); Shandong Provincial Chest Hospital, Jinan (X.-X. Zhang, C.-B. Yu)

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Table 1

Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of child and adult TB patients, Shandong Province, China, 2006–2015*

Characteristics Age <18 y, no. (%), n = 784 Age >18 y, no. (%), n = 13,439 Total OR (95% CI), n = 14,223 p value
Male sex 458 (58.42) 10,078 (74.99) 2.134 (1.842–2.437) <0.001
Extrapulmonary TB 154/784 (19.64) 2,274/13,439 (16.92) 0.833 (0.695–0.999) 0.05
TB contact† 39/784 (4.97) 396/13,134 (3.02) 0.594 (0.424–0.832) 0.002
Chest radiology
Cavitary pulmonary disease 220/779 (28.24) 4,683/13,334 (35.12) 1.375 (1.172–1.614) <0.001
Bilateral disease‡ 218/401 (54.36) 2,929/5,051 (57.99) 1.159 (0.945–1.421) 0.16

*OR, odds ratio; TB, tuberculosis.
†Contact with family members or schoolmates with TB long enough for long-term exposure (18).
‡Bilateral lesions such as “tree-in-bud,” bronchiectasis, cavitary pulmonary disease, and other inflammation signs seen on radiologic images.

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