|Epidemiological characteristics and NTP performance according to the time to full implementation of the FDC-RHZE regimen in Brazil|
|Characteristics||Time to full implementation of FDC-RHZE regimen in Brazil|
|Less than 2 months||2 to 4 months||More than 4 months||Total|
|Demographic and epidemiological|
|Size population (mean)||11756||17941||98974||47032|
|Population density (mean)||35.2||46.4||313.2||146.4|
|Tuberculosis incidence rate* 2010 (mean)||25.3||32.2||67.3||42.9|
|Proportion of patients with DOT*** (mean)||96.4||95.5||92.4||94.7|
|Proportion of patients with confirmatory laboratory tests (mean)||60.6||62.7||64.6||62.5|
|Proportion of patients with follow-up laboratory tests (mean)||49.6||59.0||59.6||55.0|
* Rate per 100 hundred inhabitants; **NTP-National tuberculosis program; ***DOT-directly observed treatment.
Braga et al.
Braga et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:321 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-321