Skip to main content

Table 2 Comparison between patients with cardiac disease and pulmonary disease

From: A Centre for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tuberculosis (CDT) in a resource-limited setting: a dragnet for patients with heart disease?

Characteristic Pulmonary disease (n = 122) Cardiac disease (n = 186) P-value
n (%) or mean (SD)
Age (years) 50.9 (16.6) 63.5 (13.9) <0.001
Sex   
  Male 66 (54.1) 113 (60.8) 0.28
Blood pressure   
  Systolic BP 118.1 (20.5) 150.1 (29.7) <0.001
  Diastolic BP 72.3 (14.6) 88.9 (19.7) <0.001
  Systolic BP ≥ 140 mmHg 14 (11.5) 118 (63.4) <0.001
  Diastolic BP ≥ 90 mmHg 13 (10.7) 95 (51.1) <0.001
Symptom   
  Dyspnea 4 (3.3) 61 (32.8) <0.001
  Cough 95 (77.9) 37 (19.9) <0.001
  Dyspnea and cough 23 (18.5) 88 (47.3) <0.001
Weight 64.1 (14.6) 70.5 (19) <0.001