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Table 1 TB patients' characteristics by study hospitals 2006-2007 (n = 2270)

From: Assessing the accessibility of HIV care packages among tuberculosis patients in the Northwest Region, Cameroon

Variable ALL BBH† MBH BRH NJH
  n (%) 468 (20.6) 564 (24.8) 1063 (46.8) 175 (7.7)
Sex      
   Male 1163 (51.2) 255 (54.5) 315 (55.9) 509 (47.9) 84 (48.0)
   Female 1107 (48.8) 213 (45.5) 249 (44.1) 554 (52.1) 91 (52.0)
Age Group (years)      
   0-14 98 (4.3) 20 (4.3) 29 (5.1) 44 (4.1) 5 (2.9)
   15-29 772 (34.0) 164 (35.0) 197 (34.9) 343 (32.3) 68 (38.9)
   30-44 971 (42.8) 193 (41.2) 232 (41.1) 464 (43.7) 82 (46.9)
   45-59 308 (13.6) 61 (13.0) 75 (13.3) 158 (14.9) 14 (8.0)
   ≥ 60 121 (5.3) 30 (6.4) 31 (5.5) 54 (5.1) 6 (3.4)
Residence      
   Rural 1180 (52.0) 404 (86.3) 302 (53.5) 323 (30.4) 151 (86.3)
   Urban 1090 (48.0) 64 (13.7) 262 (46.5) 740 (69.6) 24 (13.7)
TB Type      
   SPPTB 1369 (60.3) 361 (77.1) 330 (58.5) 582 (54.8) 96 (54.9)
   SNPTB 534 (23.5) 38 (8.1) 130 (23.0) 290 (27.3) 76 (43.4)
   EPTB 367 (16.2) 69 (14.7) 104 (18.4) 191 (18.0) 3 (1.7)
TB Category      
   New 2081 (91.7) 458 (97.9) 543 (96.3) 920 (86.5) 160 (91.4)
   Others* 189 (8.3) 10 (2.1) 21 (3.7) 143 (13.5) 15 (8.6)
Treatment Outcome      
   Treatment Success 1602 (70.6) 354 (75.7) 385 (68.2) 751 (70.7) 112 (64.0)
   Cured 855 (37.7) 240 (51.3) 161 (28.5) 406 (38.2) 48 (27.4)
   Completed treatment 747 (32.9) 114 (24.4) 224 (39.7) 345 (32.5) 64 (36.6)
   Died 297 (13.1) 70 (15.0) 60 (10.6) 136 (12.8) 31 (17.7)
   Treatment failure 13 (0.6) 5 (1.1) 5 (0.9) 3 (0.3) 0 (0)
   Treatment default 111 (4.9) 21 (4.5) 31 (5.5) 40 (3.8) 19 (10.9)
   Transferred out 247 (10.9) 18 (3.8) 83 (14.7) 133 (12.5) 13 (7.4)
  1. † BBH (Banso Baptist Hospital), MBH (Mbingo Baptist Hospital), BRH (Bamenda Regional Hospital), NJH (Njinikom Hospital)
  2. *Others - Includes treatment failure, treatment default, transferred in from another facility and relapse cases
  3. ¶ Treatment Success = Cured + Completed treatment