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Table 1 Distribution of socio-demographic and health history characteristics of tuberculosis cases according to multimorbidity status in Brazil, 2011

From: Prevalence and patterns of multimorbidity among tuberculosis patients in Brazil: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics TB (%) TB – MM (%) p value*
Gender (39,878) Female 12,645 (98.5) 190 (1.5) <0.001
  Male 26,779 (99.0) 264 (1.0)  
Age (38,866) <20 years 3,296 (99.9) 3 (0.1) <0.001
  20 –39 years 17,780 (99.7) 54 (0.3)  
  40-59 years 12,898 (98.5) 192 (1.5)  
  > 60 years 5,438(96.4) 205 (3.6)  
Skin color (36,546) White 13,953 (98.7) 182 (1.3) 0.044
  Non-White 22,174 (98.9) 2370 (1.1)  
School level (22,704) Illiterate 1,936 (98.3) 33 (1.7) 0.001
  1 – 4 years 7,402 (98.5) 107 (1.5)  
  5 – 8 years 6,825 (99.0) 67 (1.0)  
  > 8 years 6,279 (99.1) 55 (0.9)  
Area of residence (28,247) Urban 24,804 (98.8) 293 (1.2) 0.087
  Rural 3,124 (99.2) 26 (0.8)  
Institutionalization (38,073) No 33.691 (98.7) 425 (1.3) <0.001
  Yes 3,938 (99.5) 19 (0.5)  
Alcoholism (36,223) No 29,553 (98.8) 349 (1.2) 0.331
  Yes 6,238 (98.7) 83 (1.3)  
HIV (26,335) Negative 21,370 (98.8) 259 (1.2) 0.005
  Positive 4,672 (99.3) 34 (0.7)  
  1. MM multimorbidity, HIV Human immunodeficiency virus, TB Tuberculosis.
  2. *Pearson chi-square test.