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Table 2 Patient characteristics and type of DOT

From: Implementation fidelity of hospital based directly observed therapy for tuberculosis treatment in Bhutan: mixed-method study

  JDWNRH
N = 111
PGH
N = 28
AmbulatoryHome-based
TotalIntContIntContIntContIntCont
N %N %N %N %N %N %N %N %
All Cases13965 (58.6)3 (2.7)21 (75.0)5 (17.9)5 (3.6)8 (5.8)48 (34.5)68 (48.9)
Type of TB
 SPPT7248 (85.7)3 (5.4)12 (75.0)02 (2.8)3 (37.5)9 (12.5)39 (57.4)
 SNPT152 (14.3)01 (100.0)1 (100.0)01 (12.5)11 (73.3)6 (8.8)
 EPT399 (25.8)02 (50.0)03 (7.7)028 (71.8)18 (26.5)
 MDR-TB136 (100.0)06 (85.7)1 (14.9)04 (50.0)05 (7.4)
Age group
 0 to 1450000002 (40.0)4 (5.9)
 15 to 4912363 (63.0)3 (3.0)20 (80.0)5 (20.0)5 (4.1)8 (100.0)40 (32.5)60 (88.2)
  ≥ 50112 (22.2)01 (50.0)0006 (54.5)4 (5.9)
Treatment category
 New12558 (56.9)3 (2.9)16 (69.6)2 (8.7)5 (4.0)5 (62.5)45 (36.0)62 (91.2)
 Retreatment147 (77.8)05 (100.0)3 (60.0)03 (37.5)3 (21.4)6 (8.8)
Gender
 Male5822 (48.9)2 (4.4)9 (69.2)3 (23.1)3 (5.2)5 (62.5)24 (41.4)25 (36.8)
 Female8143 (65.2)1 (1.5)12 (80.0)2 (13.3)2 (2.5)3 (37.5)24 (29.6)43 (63.2)
  1. Cont- continuation phase
  2. EPT- extra pulmonary tuberculosis
  3. Int- intensive phase
  4. JDWNRH- Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National referral hospital
  5. MDR-TB- multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis
  6. PGH- Phuentsholing General Hospital