TABLE 2

Symptoms at presentation of the younger group (aged 18–64 years) and the older group (aged ≥65 years) with tuberculosis (TB) and pulmonary TB (PTB)

All TB patientsPTB patients
Younger patients (18–64 years)Older patients (≥65 years)p-valueYounger patients (18–64 years)Older patients (≥65 years)p-value
Patients62913621872
Cough236 (37.5)38 (27.9)0.035140 (64.2)31 (43.1)0.002
Haemoptysis32 (5.1)2 (1.5)0.06327 (12.4)2 (2.8)0.03
Fever194 (30.8)18 (13.2)0.00184 (38.5)11 (15.2)0.001
Drenching night sweats159 (25.3)12 (8.8)0.00172 (33)7 (9.7)0.001
Weight loss226 (36.0)42 (30.9)0.26113 (51.8)27 (37.5)0.04
Dyspnoea37 (5.9)28 (20.6)0.00122 (10.1)21 (29.2)0.001
Lethargy30 (4.8)10 (7.4)0.229 (4.1)6 (8.3)0.16
Reduced appetite37 (5.9)16 (11.8)0.7018 (8.3)7 (9.7)0.70

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