TABLE 1

Clinical and demographic factors of 35 patients treated for tuberculosis in the Western Cape, South Africa

CharacteristicValue
No. (%) of females23 (65.71)
Median age, yr (range)35 (20–71)
No. (%) self-identified as:
    Mixed-race South African31 (88.57)
    Black South African4 (11.43)
Median body wt, kg (range)47.3 (30–68)
No. (%) HIV infected3 (8.57)
Median dose, mg/kg (range)
    Rifampin10.71 (8.38–15.00)
    Isoniazid6.39 (4.41–10.00)
    Pyrazinamide35.14 (19.69–50.00)
    Ethambutol23.87 (12.88–30.77)
No. (%) with prior tuberculosis23 (65.71)
Median hemoglobin level, g/dl (range)12.00 (7.40–14.00)
Median white blood cell count, 109/ml (range)8.60 (3.80–25.70)
Median platelet count, 109 cells/ml (range)410.0 (66.0–813.0)
Median ESR,a mm/h (range)58 (12–136)
Median total protein level, g/liter (range)77 (62–92)
Median albumin level, g/liter (range)34.00 (21–43)
  • a ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate.