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Table 2 Sociodemographic indicators and primary and secondary outcome of patients with culture-confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis treated in the municipalities of Florianópolis and São José, Southern Brazil, 2014 and 2015

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

  Variable Florianópolis N (%) São José N (%) p a
Sociodemographic indicators Gender
 Female 41 (33.1) 30 (36.2) 0.76
 Male 83 (66.9) 53 (63.8)  
Age group
 15–24 28 (22.6) 11 (13.3) 0.09
 25–34 40 (32.3) 23 (27.7) 0.49
 35–44 21 (16.9) 20 (24.1) 0.20
  > 45 35 (28.2) 29 (34.9) 0.31
Level of schooling
 Primary education 89 (71.8) 50 (60.2)  
  ≥ Secondary education 35 (28.2) 33 (39.8) 0.11
Cigarette smoking
 Yes 73 (70.9) 53 (63.8)  
 No 30 (29.1) 30 (36.1) 0.39
Alcohol abuse
 Yes 34 (34.7) 34 (41.5)  
 No 64 (65.3) 48 (58.5) 0.44
Use of illicit drugs
 Yes 45 (45.9) 23 (27.7)  
 No 53 (54.1) 59 (72.3) 0.02
Experiencing homelessness
 Yes 16 (12.9) 3 (3.6)  
 No 108 (87.1) 80 (96.4) 0.03
TB/HIV co-infection 20 (19.8) 16(19.3) 1.00
Primary outcome Treatment success 82 (66.1) 71 (84.5) < 0.01
Default 32 (25.8) 9 (10.7) < 0.01
Death 9(7.2) 3 (3.6) 0.37
Secondary outcome Initiation of treatment
  ≤ 8 weeks 80 (64.5) 46(55.1) 0.01
 9–16 weeks 35 (28.2) 24(29) 0.33
  > 16 weeks 9(7.3) 13 (15.9) 0.38
Place of diagnosis
 BHU 67 (54) 30 (36.1) 0.19
 Hospital 52 (41.9) 43 (51.8) 0.83
 Private clinic 5 (4.1) 10 (12.3) 0.02
  1. aTo test the hypothesis of equal proportions in Florianópolis and São José