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Volume 17, Number 6—June 2011

Research

Multiple Introductions of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis into Households, Lima, Peru

Ted CohenComments to Author , Megan Murray, Ibrahim Abubakar, Zibiao Zhang, Alexander Sloutsky, Fernando Arteaga, Katiuska Chalco, Molly F. Franke, and Mercedes C. Becerra
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (T. Cohen, M. Murray, Z. Zhang, M.C. Becerra); Harvard School of Public Health, Boston (T. Cohen, M. Murray); University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK (I. Abubakar); Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, London, UK (I. Abubakar); University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston (A. Sloutsky); Partners In Health, Boston and Lima, Peru (F. Arteaga, K. Chalco, M.F. Franke, M.C. Becerra); and Harvard Medical School, Boston (M.F. Franke, M.C. Becerra)

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Table 1

Characteristics of 101 households with MDR TB, Lima, Peru, 1996–2004*

Characteristic Median (IQR)
Persons per household 8 (6–10)
Persons per bedroom 2.5 (1.75–4.33)
Participants per household
2 (2–2)
Participants, n = 232
Age, y 23.8 (19.2–30.5)
Male sex, % 57.2

*MDR TB, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis; IQR, interquartile range.

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