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Table 3 Culture and smear status by age group in household transmitters and all other cases

From: Recent household transmission of tuberculosis in England, 2010–2012: retrospective national cohort study combining epidemiological and molecular strain typing data

  Household transmitters All other cases (non-household transmitters)
Culture positive Smear positive Culture positive Smear positive
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age     
0–14 29 (42.0) 16 (23.2) 265 (25.0) 58 (5.5)
15–24 120 (84.5) 79 (55.6) 2422 (68.6) 741 (21.0)
25–44 201 (88.5) 132 (58.1) 6806 (62.7) 1568 (14.5)
45–64 77 (92.8) 53 (63.9) 2732 (55.7) 765 (15.6)
65+ 26 (96.3) 15 (55.6) 1846 (58.2) 456 (14.4)
Total 453 (92.7) 295 (53.8) 14,071 (59.8) 3588 (15.3)