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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: Household costs of illness during different phases of tuberculosis treatment in Central Asia: a patient survey in Tajikistan

Age Mean 31 years
  Range 15-72 years
Form of TB Pulmonary 204 (100%)
  Sputum smear positive 122 (60%)
History of TB disease New cases 204 (100%)
Delay until start of treatment Median patient delay 21.5 days
  Median health system delay 16 days
  Median total delay 52 days
Hospitalisation Hospitalised patients 153 (75%)
  Median duration of hospitalisation 39 days
Direct observation of treatment Median number of visits for treatment observation 53 visits