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Table 1 Comparison of epidemiological and operational indicators related to tuberculosis over a 10-year period in the municipalities of Florianópolis (non-decentralized care in Basic Health Units) and São José (decentralized care - 2006-2011 and centralized care - 2012-2015 in a specialized outpatient clinic), in the Southern region of Brazil, 2006–2015

From: Performance of centralized versus decentralized tuberculosis treatment services in Southern Brazil, 2006–2015

Indicator Municipality 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Mean RR (95% CI)a
TB incidence/100.000 population São José 39 32 37 30 37 29 39 38 46 27 35.4 1.38 (1.27–1.49)b
Florianópolis 45 42 46 49 45 51 50 57 53 48 44.1
PTB incidence/100.000 population São José 29 20 27 23 29 19 26 31 33 18 25.5 1.39 (1.27–1.53)b
Florianópolis 34 29 32 36 28 34 38 42 40 40 35.3
Proportion of treatment completion in PTB NC São José 64.4 72.5 62.3 71.4 78.0 70.1 63.1 65.2 62.7 70.3 68.1 0.97 (0.87–1.09)
Florianópolis 72.6 58.8 57.3 60.9 68.1 70.8 74.1 65.1 68.3 58.6 65.5
Proportion of treatment default in NC of PTB São José 10.2 10 9.4 10.2 5.1 4.9 10.5 13.0 15.7 5.4 9.4 1.45 (1.12–1.90)b
Florianópolis 7.2 20.2 18.1 13.0 16.8 14.6 10.2 13.5 17.3 15.9 14.7
Proportion of culture-confirmed PTB NC São José 39 17.5 30.2 20.4 39 26.8 40.3 43.5 44.7 34.1 33.5 1.40 (1.22–1.61)b
Florianópolis 22.3 29.4 26.8 35.6 58 64.6 61.4 58.8 63.6 63.6 48.4
Proportion of smear testing in the 2nd month of therapy in NC of PTB São José 52.5 50.9 49.0 78.0 65.8 61.4 63.8 82.9 63.0 0.76 (0.66–0.88)b
Florianópolis 49.6 44.2 56.9 53.8 44.4 42.2 45.8 57.1 49.2
Proportion of imaging exams in NC of PTB São José 98.4 95 92.5 93.9 100 95.1 96.5 92.8 90.8 100 95.5 0.75 (0.68–0.84)b
Florianópolis 77.6 81.7 75.8 77.2 71.3 71.8 68.0 71.0 68.0 61.3 72.3
Proportion of HIV testing in NC of PTB São José 91.5 87.5 92.5 95.9 96.6 100 96.5 100 98.7 97.6 95.7 0.74 (0.67–0.82)b
Florianópolis 69.8 69.0 69.6 69.2 73.1 72.9 78.3 74.5 72.3 62.2 71.1
Proportion of TB/HIV co-infection in NC of PTB São José 20.3 17.5 32.1 26.5 27.1 12.2 12.3 23.2 27.6 24.4 22.3 0.93 (0.76–1.14)
Florianópolis 23.7 25.2 29.0 25.3 19.3 20.8 18.7 21.3 16.8 16.0 21.6
  1. TB all types of tuberculosis, PTB pulmonary tuberculosis, NC new cases
  2. aFlorianópolis in comparison to São José
  3. bp < 0.05