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Table 3 Tuberculosis prevalence among older adults (aged 55+) based on survey results compared to routinely collected programmatic data

From: Tuberculosis among older adults in Zambia: burden and characteristics among a neglected group

    Survey Routine data collection
Overall prevalence   15–54 0.5% (38,816) 0.5% (6,263,000)
   55+ 0.7% (7512) 0.5% (743,000)
Sex Male 15–54 0.7% (16,415) 0.6% (3,148,000)
55+ 1.0% (3156) 0.6% (349,000)
Female 15–54 0.4% (22,401) 0.4% (3,128,000)
55+ 0.6% (4356) 0.4% (393,000)
Provinces Central 15–54 0.5% (2471) 0.3% (618,688)
55+ 0.2% (51) 0.3% (70,490)
Copperbelt 15–54 1.1% (6608) 0.7% (955,808)
55+ 1.2% (1628) 0.6% (108,899)
Eastern 15–54 0.1% (5990) 0.2% (833,373)
55+ 0.3% (1167) 0.3% (94,950)
Luapula 15–54 0.2% (3081) 0.3% (467,980)
55+ 0.3% (660) 0.5% (53,319)
Lusaka 15–54 0.9% (7414) 1.1% (1,073,110)
55+ 0.7% (1128) 0.9% (122,264)
Northern 15–54 0.5% (3302) 0.1% (858,685)
55+ 1.7% (594) 0.2% (97,834)
North Western 15–54 0.4% (2310) 0.3% (344,753)
55+ 0.8% (530) 0.3% (39,279)
Southern 15–54 0.2% (5107) 0.3% (784,115)
55+ 0.7% (597) 0.5% (89,338)
Western 15–54 0.6% (1444) 0.5% (430,184)
55+ 0.4% (495) 1.0% (49,013)
  1. Population figures from 2010 Zambian census
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