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Table 3 Timeliness of notification of tuberculosis in Taiwan, 2005-2007

From: Completeness and timeliness of tuberculosis notification in Taiwan

  Number of patients (%) New cases Previously notified cases
    2005 2006 2007 2005 2006 2007
    n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Total 55,291 100.0 18,662 100.0 17,135 100.0 15,696 100.0 1,372 100.0 1,303 100.0 1,123 100.0
   0-7 days 45,250 81.8 15,176 81.3 14,181 82.8 13,196 84.1 1,008 73.5 949 72.8 740 65.9
   8-30 days 8,006 14.5 2,771 14.8 2,362 13.8 2,040 13.0 280 20.4 273 21.0 280 24.9
   31-90 days 1,630 2.9 555 3.0 477 2.8 399 2.5 51 3.7 62 4.8 86 7.7
    91 days 405 0.7 160 0.9 115 0.7 61 0.4 33 2.4 19 1.5 17 1.5