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Table 2 Characteristics of Study Participants

From: Toll-like receptor 2 gene polymorphisms, pulmonary tuberculosis, and natural killer cell counts

Characteristic TB Cases (n = 184) Controls (n = 184) P value
Age, mean ± standard deviation, years 56.7 ± 18.7 53.9 ± 11.5 0.082
Male, n (%) 133 (72.3) 122 (66.3) 0.214
Diabetes Mellitus, n (%) 37 (20.2) 11 (6) < 0.001
Malignancy, n (%) 22 (12) 6 (3.3) 0.002
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, n (%) 21 (11.4) 9 (4.9) 0.022
Chronic renal failure, n (%) 9 (5.1) 2 (1.1) 0.026
Congestive heart failure, n (%) 1 (0.5) 5 (2.7) 0.1
Chronic hepatitis, n (%) 7 (3.8) 8 (4.3) 0.792