Table 2

Characteristics of the Transfer process of transfer-in TB patients in Harare City, Zimbabwe
Characteristic* (N=263) n (%)
Time period between transfer-out and transfer-in to hospitals in Harare City (n=176)
 < 8 days 85 (48)
 8 – 31 days 70 (40)
 >31days 21 (12)
Anti-TB treatment phase at time of transfer-in from the district (n=216)
 Intensive phase 159 (74)
 Continuation phase 57 (26)
Type of referral health facility from where patients were transferred-out (n=212)
 rural mission hospital 88 (42)
 district hospital 52 (25)
 urban municipal clinic 51 (25)
 rural clinic 4 (2)
 prison facility 5 (2)
 private clinic 5 (2)
 provincial hospital 5 (2)
 outside Zimbabwe 2 (<1)
Referral site location (n=212)
 Urban 82 (39)
 Rural 123 (58)
 prison facility 5 (2)
 outside Zimbabwe 2 (<1)
Distance from Referral health facility to Harare City (km) (n=211)
 ≤40 45 (21)
 41-150 69 (33)
 151-300 66 (31)
 ≥300 83 (15)

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

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

TB = tuberculosis; DOT = directly observed treatment.

Takarinda et al.

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

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