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Table 3 Treatment outcome by sex, address, age group and tuberculosis type, Gondar University Teaching Hospital, 2003-2008.

From: Treatment outcome of tuberculosis patients at Gondar University Teaching Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia. A five - year retrospective study

Characteristics Treatment outcomes Total
  Treatment success
N(%)
Transferred out
N (%)
Default
N (%)
Death
N (%)
Failure
N (%)
 
Sex       
Male 577(27.0) 921(43.0) 411(19.2) 226(10.6) 5(0.2) 2140
Female 604(32.5) 759(40.8) 319(17.2) 177(9.5) 1(0.1) 1860
Address       
Urban 867(42.0) 590(28.6) 379(18.4) 222(10.8) 4(0.2) 2062
Rural 314(16.2) 1090(56.2) 351(18.1) 181(9.3) 2(0.1) 1938
Age group(years)       
0-14 168(22.5) 439(58.8) 106(14.2) 34(4.6) 0(0.0) 747
15-24 373(41.4) 310(34.4) 151(16.8) 64(7.1) 3(0.3) 901
25-34 334(29.2) 433(37.9) 236(20.7) 138(12.1) 1(0.1) 1142
35-44 176(26.2) 260(38.7) 136(20.2) 98(14.6) 2(0.3) 672
45-54 74(24.9) 132(44.4) 44(14.8) 47(15.8) 0(0.0) 297
55-64 34(24.9) 63(44.4) 33(14.8) 12(15.8) 0(0.0) 142
≥ 65 22(22.2) 43(43.4) 24(24.2) 10(10.1) 0(0.0) 99
Tuberculosis type       
Smear positive pulmonary TB 321(47.8) 195(29.1) 105(15.6) 46(6.9) 4(0.6) 671
Smear negative pulmonary TB 564(25.7) 987(44.9) 404(18.4) 239(10.9) 2(0.1) 2196
Extrapulmonary TB 296(26.1) 498(44.0) 221(19.5) 118(10.4) 0(0.0) 1133
  1. TB = tuberculosis, N = number