Risk factors for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection among children in Greenland
Bolette Søborg, Aase Bengaard Andersen, Mads Melbye, Jan Wohlfahrt, Mikael Andersson, Robert J Biggar, Karin Ladefoged, Vibeke Ostergaard Thomsen & Anders Koch
Volume 89, Number 10, October 2011, 741-748E
Table 1. Comparison of demographic characteristics of schoolchildren in study population (n = 1797) and Greenlandic schoolchildren in general
|Characteristic||Study populationa||Greenlandic schoolchildrenb|
|Total (No.)||1797||10 593|
|Gender, No. (%)|
|Male||892 (49.6)||5382 (50.8)|
|Female||905 (50.4)||5211 (49.2)|
|Ethnicity, No. (%)c|
|Inuit||1734 (96.5)||10 126 (95.6)|
|Non-Inuit||63 (3.5)||467 (4.4)|
|Danish||53 (3.0)||417 (3.9)|
|Other||10 (0.5)||50 (0.5)|
|Mother’s age (years) at child’s birth|
|Mother’s total no. of liveborns (including study child)|
SD, standard deviation.
a Includes participating schoolchildren recruited from five survey districts across Greenland.
b Includes all schoolchildren 6–16 years of age living in Greenland as of 31 December 2006 (data from the Danish Civil Registration System [CRS]).
c Unlike the rest of the paper, this table presents ethnicity among the study population based on a child’s birthplace to facilitate the comparison with the total population of Greenland (data from the CRS).