TABLE 3

Radiological differences between younger (aged 18–64 years) and older (aged ≥65 years) patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB)

Younger patients (18–64 years)Older patients (≥65 years)p-value
Patients679344
Patients with PTB243 (35.7)169 (49.1)0.001
Patients with PTB with chest radiography reports241 (99.2)97 (57.4)
Chest radiography changes
 Cavitation44 (18.3)10 (10.3)0.001
 Consolidation116 (48.1)49 (50.5)0.692
 Nodules39 (16.1)10 (10.3)0.165
 Miliary7 (2.9)4 (4.1)0.568
 Lymphadenopathy47 (19.5)4 (4.1)0.001
 Effusion33 (13.7)7 (7.2)0.095

Data are presented as n or n (%), unless otherwise stated.