Table 4

Treatment outcomes of Transfer-in TB patients in comparison to the non Transfer-in cohort
TB treatment outcome Type of Patient n (%) p-value**
Transfers-in (n=263) Non Transfers-in* (n=7010)
Cured 58 (22.1) 1769 (25.3) 0.581
Treatment completed 123 (46.8) 4007 (57.3) 0.020
Defaulters 5 (1.9) 105 (1.5) 0.943
Deaths 7 (2.7) 585 (8.4) 0.588
Treatment failure 0 (0) 19 (0.3) -
Not evaluated 70 (26.6) 525 (7.5) <0.01

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

*TB treatment outcomes were reported for only 7,010 non transfer-in patients out of 7,029 patients notified in Harare City for 2010 as obtained from the Zimbabwe National TB Programme.

** P-values are for the Fischers Exact test for associations.

Takarinda et al.

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

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