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Table 3 Presumptive MDR-TB patients estimated and tested by risk category in the whole country and in 35 PMDT provinces of Vietnam 2013

From: Challenges in detection and treatment of multidrug resistant tuberculosis patients in Vietnam

Presumptive category Estimate number for whole countrya Estimate number for PMDT areas only Number of Xpert tests performed % tested in PMDT areas
Retreatment Failureb 593 519 711 ND
Relapse 7,059 5,673 2,641 46.6 %
Defaulters 472 376 129 34.3 %
Other 739 662 210 31.7 %
Non-converters at 2 and 3 months New 2,713 2,214 290 13.1 %
Retreatment 586 482 413 85.7 %
MDR contacts 402 402 249 62.0 %
TB/HIV 3,828 3,224 340 10.5 %
>1 month using TB drugs 1,773 1,446 685 47.4 %
Total MDR-TB suspects 18,165 14,998 5,668 37.8 %
  1. aThe denominator is the number of presumptive by categories that need to be tested
  2. bFailure is defined as sputum smear positive at 5 months or later during treatment, so one failure case could receive one or 2 tests (at 5 and/or 7 months). ND: not done as failure cases can be tested on multiple occasions