Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of transfer-in vs. Non transfer-in patients TB patient in Harare City – 2010
Characteristic* Patient Group (n(%)) p-value
Transfers-in (n=263) Non Transfers-in (n=7029)
Sex Male 148 (56)) 3993 (55) 0.667
Female 115 (44) 3276 (45)
Age group in years <15 21 (8) 777 (10.8) 0.025
(n=260) 15-25 36 (14) 657 (9.1)
25-44 160 (62) 4242 (58.8)
45-54 26 (10) 847 (11.7)
>54 17 (7) 686 (9.5)
Category of TB New 222 (87) 6603 (91.6) 0.016
(n=256) Retreatment TB 34 (13) 606 (8.4)
Type of new TB Smear-positive PTB 67 (31) 1946 (29.5) 0.355
(n=216) Smear-negative PTB 87 (40) 2949 (44.7)
EPTB 26 (12) 595 (9.0)
PTB smears not done 36 (17) 1113 (16.9)
Type of retreatment TB Relapse 10 (34) 196 (32.3) >0.99
(n=29) Retreatment other 17 (59) 351 (57.9)
Retreatment after default 1 (3) 20 (3.3)
Retreatment after failure 1 (3) 39 (6.4)
HIV test done Yes 232 (95) 4605 (63.9) <0.01
(n=243) No 11 (5) 2604 (36.1)
HIV status Positive 163 (71) 3847 (83.5) <0.01
(n=228) Negative 67 (29) 758 (16.5)

*Variables in the table above have varying totals because missing data was excluded.

NB: Percentages may not always add up to 100 because of rounding off error.

HIV = human immunodeficiency virus; TB = tuberculosis; PTB = pulmonary TB, EPTB = extra-pulmonary TB.

Takarinda et al.

Takarinda et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:981   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-981

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