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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population and TB cases by age group, sex, year and selected countries of origin, N = 119,037

From: Using country of origin to inform targeted tuberculosis screening in asylum seekers: a modelling study of screening data in a German federal state, 2002–2015

Characteristic N %a Cases with active TB detected %a
Age groupb
 < 15 years 24,249 20.4 4 4.1
 15–24 years 35,390 29.8 35 35.7
 25–44 years 51,111 43.0 56 57.1
 45–64 years 7583 6.4 3 3.1
 > 64 years 616 0.5 0 0.0
 Missing data 88 0.1 0 0.0
Sex
 Female 36,872 31.0 13 13.0
 Male 82,051 68.9 85 85.0
 Missing data 114 0.1 2 2.0
Year
 2002–2012 36,647 30.8 41 41.8
 2013 14,407 12.1 7 7.1
 2014 23,916 20.1 24 24.5
 2015 44,067 37.0 26 26.5
Countrya
 Afghanistan 7433 6.2 2 2.0
 Cameroon 2506 2.1 5 5.1
 Eritrea 1941 1.6 9 9.2
 Gambia 6971 5.9 18 18.4
 Georgia 2121 1.8 5 5.1
 Iraq 9955 8.4 1 1.0
 Kosovo 20,336 17.1 7 7.1
 Macedonia 7005 5.9 2 2.0
 Pakistan 5103 4.3 7 7.1
 Russia 3026 2.5 5 5.1
 Somalia 1025 0.9 7 7.1
 Syria 17,172 14.4 5 5.1
 Other 32,401 27.2 24 24.5
 Missing data 2042 1.7 1 1.0
WHO-estimated incidence of TB in country of origin (per 100,000), N = 116,995c
 ≤ 50 66,735 57.0 21 21.6
 > 50 50,260 43.0 76 78.4
 ≥ 100 40,908 35.0 67 69.1
 ≥ 150 35,395 30.3 61 62.9
 ≥ 200 19,028 16.3 32 33.0
 ≥ 250 11,839 10.1 19 19.6
 ≥ 300 4717 4.0 4 4.1
  1. aCountries with either ≥5 cases of active TB detected or more than 5000 individuals screened, all others classified as “other”. Abbreviations: TB, tuberculosis a Column percent per characteristic; b Mean age [standard deviation]: 24.7 [13.0]. c Difference to N = 119,037 due to missing data on country of origin for n = 2042 individuals