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Table 3 Treatment outcomes

From: The importance of providing counselling and financial support to patients receiving treatment for multi-drug resistant TB: mixed method qualitative and pilot intervention studies

Outcome Type of support
  Counselling Combined None
  N (%) N (%) N (%)
Cured 28 (85) 32 (76) 54 (67)
Defaulted 2 (6) 6 (14) 15 (19)
Died 1 (3) 2 (5) 8 (10)
Failed 2 (6) 2 (5) 4 (5)
Total 33 (100) 42 (100) 81 (100)
Unadjusted and adjusted* risk ratios (RR)
  Type of support
  Counselling Combined
  RR (95% CI) RR (95% CI)
(a) for cure versus other outcomes, taking the No Support group as baseline
  RR 1.3(1.0, 1.6) 1.2 (0.9, 1.5)
  RR adjusted for sex 1.3 (1.0, 1.6) 1.2 (0.9, 1.5)
  RR adjusted for age group 1.2 (1.0, 1.6) 1.2 (0.9, 1.6)
(b) for cure versus default, taking the No Support group as baseline
  RR 1.4 (1.1, 1.7) 1.1 (0.8, 1.6)
  RR adjusted for sex 1.3 (1.1, 1.7) 1.1 (0.8, 1.5)
  RR adjusted for age group 1.2 (1.0, 1.6) 1.2 (0.9, 1.6)
  1. *Adjusted using the Mantel-Haenszel method.