Table 2

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
Operational NTP**
 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

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