TABLE 1.

Demographics and Microbiology of Pediatric TB Cases by Age Group

Variables<5 y, N (%)5–14 y, N (%)15–18 y, N (%)Total, N
Gender
    Male65 (58)30 (27)17 (15)112
    Female53 (49)29 (27)26 (24)108
Race
    White8 (67)3 (25)1 (8)12
    Black47 (60)25 (31)7 (9)79
    Hispanic59 (51)28 (24)29 (25)116
    Asian4 (31)3 (23)6 (46)13
Birth
    US born113 (61)50 (27)22 (12)185
    Foreign born5 (14)8 (26)21 (60)35
Culture
    MTB isolated41(52)14 (18)23 (29)78
    MTB not isolated77 (54)45 (32)20 (14)142
Molecular characterization*
    Grouped into cluster34 (66)9 (18)8 (16)51
    Not grouped into cluster3 (15)4 (20)13 (65)20
  • * A total of 71 (91%) of 78 MTB isolates were recovered for characterization studies.