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Table 3 Treatment outcomes by within 10 months after treatment initiation (n = 182,890)

From: Treatment outcomes among children, adolescents, and adults on treatment for tuberculosis in two metropolitan municipalities in Gauteng Province, South Africa

  All
N = 182890
Children
(<10 years)
N = 18259
Young Adolescents
(10–14 years)
N = 2032
Older Adolescents
(15–19 years)
N = 3931
Young Adults
(20–24 years)
N = 11686
Adults
(25–49 years)
N = 123363
Older Adults
(≥50 years)
N = 23619
Treatment Successa 152672 (83.48%) 16727 (91.61%) 1844 (90.75%) 3399 (86.47%) 9587 (82.04%) 102192 (82.84%) 18923 (80.12%)
All Outcomes
 Completed 94118 (51.46%) 16298 (89.26%) 1410 (69.39%) 1639 (41.69%) 4589 (39.27%) 58757 (47.63%) 11425 (48.37%)
 Cured 55625 (30.41%) 244 (1.34%) 390 (19.19%) 1702 (43.30%) 4844 (41.45%) 41351 (33.52%) 7094 (30.04%)
 Died 9909 (5.42%) 209 (1.14%) 52 (2.56%) 109 (2.77%) 389 (3.33%) 6713 (5.44%) 2437 (10.32%)
 Loss to follow-up (LTFU) 10001 (5.47%) 631 (3.46%) 60 (2.95%) 224 (5.70%) 890 (7.62%) 7046 (5.71%) 1150 (4.57%)
 Treatment failed 364 (0.20%) 2 (0.01%) 0 (0.00%) 7 (0.18%) 29 (0.25%) 270 (0.22%) 56 (0.24%)
 Transferred out/not evaluated 9835 (5.38%) 681 (3.73%) 75 (3.69%) 191 (4.86%) 782 (6.69%) 7069 (5.73%) 1037 (4.39%)
 Still on treatment ≥10 months 3038 (1.66%) 194 (1.06%) 45 (2.21%) 59 (1.50%) 163 (1.39%) 2157 (1.57%) 420 (1.78%)
Person-time in months
 Full sample, median (IQR) 6.1 (6.0–6.9) 6.1 (6.0–6.4) 6.2 (6.0–7.4) 6.1 (6.0–6.8) 6.1 (5.9–6.8) 6.1 (5.9–7.1) 6.1 (5.8–7.0)
 Outcome sample, median (IQR) b 6.1 (6.0–6.9) 6.1 (6.0–6.4) 6.2 (6.0–7.3) 6.1 (6.0–6.8) 6.1 (6.0–6.9) 6.2 (6.0–7.1) 6.1 (6.0–6.9)
  1. IQR interquartile range
  2. aTreatment success is the sum of completed and cured. bPerson time calculated among those with a treatment outcomes assigned (i.e. excludes patients still on treatment and patients with no available outcome)