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Table 2 TB treatment outcomes for all recurrent TB patients in relation to HIV status, type of TB, sex and age

From: Treatment outcomes of adult patients with recurrent tuberculosis in relation to HIV status in Zimbabwe: a retrospective record review

Variable Number registered Treatment Outcomes b
   Treatment success
n (%)
Death
n (%)
Defaulted
n (%)
Transfer out
n (%)
Treatment failure
n (%)
All patients 225 163 (73) 13 (6) 14 (6) 32 (14) 1 (< 1)
HIV status a       
HIV-negative 21 15 (71) 2 (10) 2 (10) 2 (10) 0 (0)
HIV-not done 64 44 (69) 2 (3) 5 ( 8) 13 (20) 0 (0)
HIV-positive (ART not documented) 115 87 (76) 6 (5) 5 ( 4) 15 (13) 1 (1)
HIV-positive (on ART) 20 14 (70) 2 (10) 2 (10) 1 ( 5) 0 (0)
Type of TB       
Relapse TB 103 82 (80) 4 (4) 6 (6) 11 (11) 0 (0)
Treatment after default 32 21 (68) 2 (6) 3 (10) 5 (16) 0 (0)
Retreatment other 90 60 (67)* 7 (8) 5 (6) 16 (18) 1 (1)
Sex       
Female 90 68 (76) 5 (6) 6 (7) 10 (11) 0 (0)
Male 135 95 (71) 8 (6) 8 (6) 22 (16) 1 (1)
Age group (in years)       
< 25 16 12 (80) 1 (7) 0 (0) 2 (13) 0 (0)
25 - 44 147 108 (74) 6 (4) 11 (8) 21 (14) 0 (0)
45 - 54 39 26 (67) 5 (13) 2 (5) 5 (13) 1 (3)
≥ 55 23 17 (74) 1 (4) 1 (4) 4 (17) 0 (0)
  1. a 2 patients with unrecorded HIV status and 3 with HIV-indeterminate results have been excluded; b 2 patients with unrecorded TB treatment outcomes have been excluded
  2. TB tuberculosis, ART antiretroviral treatment, HIV human immunodeficiency virus
  3. Significant statistical comparisons using multivariate Poisson regression: * p < 0.05 compared with relapse TB