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Table 2 Primary outcomes

From: SMS reminders to improve adherence and cure of tuberculosis patients in Cameroon (TB-SMS Cameroon): a randomised controlled trial

Primary outcomes Intervention group
(DOT + SMS) n = 137
Control group
(DOT) n = 142
Effect Estimate
  n (%) n (%) OR [95% CI]; p
Microscopy at 5 months
 Negative (successfully treated) 111 (81.0) 106 (74.6) 1.45 [0.81, 2.56]; 0.20
Microscopy at 6 months
 Negative (cured) 87 (63.5) 88 (62) 1.06 [0.65, 1.73); 0.79
  1. DOT directly observed treatment, SMS short message service, OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval