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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of the 273 patients with smear-positive tuberculosis

From: Evaluating treatment outcomes and durations among cases of smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis in Yemen: a prospective follow-up study

  City Patients with tuberculosis, n (%)
Taiz, n (%) Alhodidah, n (%)
Number of clinical symptoms
  ≤ 2 29 (53.7) 25 (46.3) 54 (19.8)
 3–4 50 (55.6) 40 (44.4) 90 (33)
  ≥ 5 66 (51.2) 63 (48.8) 129 (47.3)
Cough history
  < 3 weeks 37 (82.2) 8 (17.8) 45 (16.2)
  ≥ 3 weeks 108 (47.4) 120 (52.6) 228 (83.5)
Radiography lesions
 Unilateral 92 (55.1) 75 (44.9) 167 (61.2)
 Bilateral 52 (53.1) 46 (46.9) 98 (35.9)
 No test performed 1 (12.5) 7 (87.5) 8 (2.9)
Lung cavitation
 No cavities 42 (72.4) 16 (27.6) 58 (21.2)
 One 57 (50) 57 (50) 114 (41.8)
 Two 34 (48.6) 36 (51.4) 70 (25.6)
 Three or more 11 (47.8) 12 (52.2) 23 (8.4)
 No test performed 1 (12.5) 7 (87.5) 8 (2.9)
Comorbidity
 Yes 19 (43.2) 25 (56.8) 44 (16.1)
 No 126 (55) 103 (45) 229 (83.9)