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Table 2 Proportion of sputum examination and TB diagnosis among abnormal CXR in three general hospitals, Vietnam

From: A descriptive study of TB cases finding practices in the three largest public general hospitals in Vietnam

Hospitals Abnormal CXR interviewed Request sputum examination TB diagnosis Smear negative Smear positive
  n n % n % n n
Total 354 245 69.2 49 20.0 16 33
Bach mai 134 110 82.1 15 13.6 10 5
Hue 166 99 59.6 33 33.3 6 27
Cho ray 54 36 66.7 1 2.8 0 1
  1. (n = 354).
  2. CXR = Chest X-ray; TB = tuberculosis.