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Table 3 Nutritional status and parasitic co-infection of tuberculosis cases in Oromia Special Zone and South Wollo, northeastern Ethiopia, April 2015 to January 2017

From: High helminthic co-infection in tuberculosis patients with undernutritional status in northeastern Ethiopia

  Nutritional status using MUAC Nutritional status using BMI P-value
Normal n (%) Under-nourished n (%) P-value Normal n (%) Under-nourished n (%)  
Sex
 Males 38 (24.8) 115 (75.2) 0.362 57 (43.8) 73 (56.2) 0.390
 Females 38 (29.7) 90 (70.3) 41 (38.3) 66 (61.7)  
Co-infection status
 Co-infected 6 (25.0) 18 (75.0) 0.813 8 (30.8) 18 (69.2) 0.246
 Not co-infected 70 (27.2) 187 (72.8) 90 (42.7) 121 (57.3)  
  1. MUAC Mid-upper arm circumference, BMI Body mass index.