Table 1

Age distribution, sex ratio, and type of TB in children in South Africa and the US

South Africa 1985–94US (Alabama) 1983–9311
Child cases as % of new cases
 0–15 years462–5
 0–5 years36.5
 6–15 years9.5
Sex ratio (male/female)0.980.94
Age distribution (%)
 0–1 year3741
 2–4 years4222
 5–9 years1716
 10–14 years421
Type of TB (%)
 Pulmonary9882.5
 Extrapulmonary217.5
  • The first column gives the results of this study, the second column shows the results of a study conducted by Kimerlinget al.11