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Table 1 Number of new culture positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients by patient characteristics and treatment outcome, Norway, 1996–2002

From: Treatment outcome of new culture positive pulmonary tuberculosis in Norway

  Cured Completed treatment Failure* Defaulted treatment Died Transferred Out Total
Sex        
   Women 144 90 2 7 17 11 271
   Men 179 131 3 15 41 15 384
Birthplace        
   Norway 119 84 1 5 49 0 258
   Abroad 204 137 4 17 9 26 397
Age group (yrs)        
   0–14 6 19 0 1 0 0 26
   15–39 170 105 3 13 4 14 309
   40–64 59 45 2 4 11 10 131
   65+ 88 52 0 4 43 2 189
INH-resistance        
   No 295 210 0 15 53 22 595
   Yes 21 10 5 7 2 4 49
Mode of detection# (due to symptoms)        
   Yes 221 154 3 16 47 12 453
   No 100 67 2 6 11 13 199
Treatment periods        
   1996–1997 67 48 0 3 19 2 139
   1998–1999 83 58 1 7 20 3 172
   2000–2002 173 115 4 12 19 21 344
  1. *All patients are MDR-TB patients
  2. All patients have left the country
  3. Information for INH susceptibility was available for 98.3% of the patients
  4. #Information for mode of detection was available for 99.5% of the patients