Variable Count Median (IQR)   p-value
Age (n=204)
18-24
25-44
>44
46
103
55
0.33 (0.21-0.71)
0.26 (0.19-0.45)
0.27 (0.18-0.45)
0.27¤
Sex  (n=204)
Male
Female
116
88
0.28 (0.20-0.48)
0.27 (0.19-0.51)
0.93
Ethnicity (n=204)
Afar
Amhara
Others
91
83
30
0.26 (0.18-0.58)
0.29 (0.21-0.45)
0.32 (0.20-0.52)
0.48¤
Occupation (n=204)
Pastoralist
Non-pastoralist
99
105
0.28 (0.18-0.52)
0.28 (0.21-0.47)
0.75
Raw milk consumption (n=204)
Yes
No
99
105
0.27 (0.19-0.55)
0.29 (0.20-0.46)
0.91
Contact history (n=204)
Yes
No
74
130
0.27 (0.19-0.54)
0.29 (0.20-0.48)
0.60
BCG vaccination (n=204)
Yes
No
30
174
0.44 (0.24-0.81)
0.26 (0.19-0.41)
0.004
Smear result (n=89)*
Positive
Negative
37
52
0.32 (0.24-1.23)
0.36 (0.24-0.68)
0.73
HIV status (n=201)
Positive
Negative
55
146
0.29 (0.21-0.46)
0.27 (0.19-0.51)
0.56
*Smear result of culture positive TB patients
¤ Kruskal-Wallis
Table 3: Associations of socio-demographic, cultural and health-related factors with OD values of rESAT-6-CFP-10 in Ethiopia