Table 1

TB patients' characteristics by study hospitals 2006-2007 (n = 2270)

Variable

ALL

BBH†

MBH

BRH

NJH

n (%)

468 (20.6)

564 (24.8)

1063 (46.8)

175 (7.7)


Sex

Male

1163 (51.2)

255 (54.5)

315 (55.9)

509 (47.9)

84 (48.0)

Female

1107 (48.8)

213 (45.5)

249 (44.1)

554 (52.1)

91 (52.0)

Age Group (years)

0-14

98 (4.3)

20 (4.3)

29 (5.1)

44 (4.1)

5 (2.9)

15-29

772 (34.0)

164 (35.0)

197 (34.9)

343 (32.3)

68 (38.9)

30-44

971 (42.8)

193 (41.2)

232 (41.1)

464 (43.7)

82 (46.9)

45-59

308 (13.6)

61 (13.0)

75 (13.3)

158 (14.9)

14 (8.0)

≥ 60

121 (5.3)

30 (6.4)

31 (5.5)

54 (5.1)

6 (3.4)

Residence

Rural

1180 (52.0)

404 (86.3)

302 (53.5)

323 (30.4)

151 (86.3)

Urban

1090 (48.0)

64 (13.7)

262 (46.5)

740 (69.6)

24 (13.7)

TB Type

SPPTB

1369 (60.3)

361 (77.1)

330 (58.5)

582 (54.8)

96 (54.9)

SNPTB

534 (23.5)

38 (8.1)

130 (23.0)

290 (27.3)

76 (43.4)

EPTB

367 (16.2)

69 (14.7)

104 (18.4)

191 (18.0)

3 (1.7)

TB Category

New

2081 (91.7)

458 (97.9)

543 (96.3)

920 (86.5)

160 (91.4)

Others*

189 (8.3)

10 (2.1)

21 (3.7)

143 (13.5)

15 (8.6)

Treatment Outcome

Treatment Success

1602 (70.6)

354 (75.7)

385 (68.2)

751 (70.7)

112 (64.0)

Cured

855 (37.7)

240 (51.3)

161 (28.5)

406 (38.2)

48 (27.4)

Completed treatment

747 (32.9)

114 (24.4)

224 (39.7)

345 (32.5)

64 (36.6)

Died

297 (13.1)

70 (15.0)

60 (10.6)

136 (12.8)

31 (17.7)

Treatment failure

13 (0.6)

5 (1.1)

5 (0.9)

3 (0.3)

0 (0)

Treatment default

111 (4.9)

21 (4.5)

31 (5.5)

40 (3.8)

19 (10.9)

Transferred out

247 (10.9)

18 (3.8)

83 (14.7)

133 (12.5)

13 (7.4)


† BBH (Banso Baptist Hospital), MBH (Mbingo Baptist Hospital), BRH (Bamenda Regional Hospital), NJH (Njinikom Hospital)

*Others - Includes treatment failure, treatment default, transferred in from another facility and relapse cases

¶ Treatment Success = Cured + Completed treatment

Njozing et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:129   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-129

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