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Table 6 Non-adherence estimates from studies

From: Patient medical costs for tuberculosis treatment and impact on adherence in China: a systematic review

Study Study design n Definition of non-adherence Non-adherence rate
Xu 200615 Cohort: 4 interviews per patient 465 Did not complete treatment course 5%-9%
Jackson 200611 Cohort: 2 interviews per patient 144 Partial treatment 11%
Sun 200723 Cohort: 3 interviews per patient 473 Interrupted or defaulted treatment 13%
Xu 201013 Patient survey 501 Defaulted and failed treatment 25%
Wang 200718 Patient survey 130 Stopped treatment > 2 weeks or missed over 20% of pack 3% or 4%
Hu 200819 Patient survey 401 Missing last three doses, or no stock >1 week 13%
Xu 200920 Patient survey 670 Missing 10% or more of the total pack 12%
Wang 200921 Patient survey 537 Did not complete treatment course 15%
Ai 201022 Patient survey 659 Defaulted treatment a 12%
National TB epidemiological survey 200217 Patient survey 378 Interrupted or suspended treatment 73%
  1. a 82 defaulted from treatment for which 20 died.