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Table 1 Demographic characteristicsa

From: Influence of age on the diagnostic accuracy of soluble biomarkers for tuberculous pleural effusion: a post hoc analysis

  Beijing cohortWuhan cohort
 VariableTPEMPEPPEMiscellaneousTPEMPEPPEMiscellaneous
≤40n2431214321
Sex, male, %62.501005085.71001000
Age, years26.7 ± 1.237.7 ± 1.92528.5 ± 3.529.2 ± 2.136.7 ± 2.835.5 ± 0.528
> 40n275827123044179
Sex, male, %66.760.385.291.77052.376.555.6
Age, years57.9 ± 2.564.5 ± 1.462.9 ± 2.067.3 ± 3.257.4 ± 2.460.0 ± 1.365.3 ± 3.357.6 ± 3.6
  1. aData are presented as means ± SEMs. MPE malignant pleural effusion; PPE parapneumonic pleural effusion; TPE tuberculous pleural effusion