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Table 1 General characteristics of the study subjects (n = 41,965), Arsi Zone, Oromia Regional State, Central Ethiopia, 1997-2011

From: Trends in TB case notification over fifteen years: the case notification of 25 Districts of Arsi Zone of Oromia Regional State, Central Ethiopia

Patient Characteristics Number Percentage
Age Category   
  0-14 years 5,587 13.3
  >14 years 36,004 85.8
  Unknown 374 0.9
Sex   
  Male 22,743 54.3
  Female 18,815 44.8
  Unknown 382 0.9
Patient Category   
  New 39,010 93.0
  Relapse 804 1.9
  Failure 61 0.1
  Defaulter 99 0.2
  Transfer-In 894 2.1
  Other Cases 705 1.7
  Unknown 392 0.9
TB Classification   
  Pulmonary/Positive 15,370 36.6
  Pulmonary/Negative 15,102 36.0
  Extra-pulmonary 11,447 27.3
  Missing (unknown) 46 0.1