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Table 1 Presumptive tuberculosis patients under 15 years identified by private health providers in selected districts in Pakistan, 2016

From: How do private practitioners in Pakistan manage children suspected having tuberculosis? A cross sectional study

Province District Population (< 15 yrs)
N
CNRa 2016 per 100,000 Presumptive child TB cases
n
Diagnosed TBa
n (%)
Referred to NTPa
n (%)
Notified to NTP (Project notification) a
n (%)
All sites   8,643,221 193 6519 (0.08) 5193 (79.7) 2443 (37.5) 187 (2.9)
Punjab Attock 483,575 175 497 (0.10) 442 (88.9) 97 (19.5) 34 (6.8)
Chiniot 362,756 232 671 (0.18) 337 (50.2) 139 (20.7) 4 (0.6)
Hafizabad 317,804 219 874 (0.28) 555 (63.5) 32 (3.7) 12 (1.4)
Vehari 837,748 225 376 (0.05) 333 (88.6) 223 (59.3) 7 (1.8)
Sindh Shikarpur 390,208 126 623 (0.16) 394 (63.2) 128 (20.5) 2 (0.3)
Hyderabad 650,492 149 838 (0.13) 838 (100) 638 (76.1) 35 (4.2)
Karachi 4,366,147 143 1041 (0.02) 942 (90.5) 737 (70.7) 12 (1.2)
KPKa Buner 211,496 157 232 (0.11) 148 (63.8) 89 (38.4) 43 (18.5)
Peshawar 843,278 244 1034 (0.13) 999 (96.6) 340 (34.0) 36 (3.5)
AJKa Pallundary 97,553 89.2 118 (0.12) 114 (96.6) 15 (12.7) 2 (1.7)
Balochistan Jhal Magsi 46,011 29 44 (0.10) 27 (61.4) 1 (2.3) 0 (0.0)
GBa Ghizer 36,153 133 171 (0.47) 64 (37.4) 4 (2.3) 0 (0.0)
  1. a Footnotes: KPK Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, AJK Azad Jammu & Kashmir, GB Gilgit Baltistan, CNR Case Notification Rate (Routine Notification to NTP all forms)
  2. “Diagnosed TB by PP” with proportion out of all presumptive patients (“yield”). “Referred to NTP” with proportion out of all diagnosed patients. “Notified to NTP” with proportion out of all presumptive child TB patients