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Table 2 Clinical, laboratory, and treatment-related characteristics of adult TB patients by distance from TB clinics in Gibe Woreda public health facilities, Hadiya zone, southern Ethiopia

From: Predictors of loss to follow-up among adult tuberculosis patients in Southern Ethiopia: a retrospective follow-up study

Characteristics Categories Total (N = 402), n (%) Exposeda (N = 151), n (%) Not exposedb (N = 251), n (%)
Baseline functional status Working 249 (61.9) 100(66.2) 149(59.4)
Ambulatory 144 (35.8) 45(29.8) 99(39.4)
Bedridden 9 (2.2) 6 (4.0) 3(1.2)
Types of TB on admission New pulmonary TB 133 (33.1) 52 (34.4) 81 (32.3)
New pulmonary negative 188 (46.8) 70 (46.4) 118 (47.0)
Extra pulmonary TB 81 (20.2) 29 (19.2) 52 (20.7)
ART medication Yes 11 (2.7) 4(2.7) 7(2.8)
No 391 (97.3) 147 (97.3) 244(97.2)
Previous TB treatment Yes 10 (2.5) 4(2.7) 6(2.4)
No 392 (97.5) 147(97.3) 245(97.6)
Family support Yes 349 (86.8) 111(73.5) 238 (94.8)
No 53 (13.2) 40 (26.5) 13(5.2)
Nutritional support Yes 80 (19.9) 35(23) 45(18)
No 322 (80.1) 116 (77) 206(82)
DOTS follow-up Hospital 87 (21.6) 31(20.5) 56(22.3)
Health centre 281 (69.9) 106 (70.2) 175(69.7)
Health post 34 (8.5) 14 (9.3) 20(8.0)
Treatment outcome Lost 37 (9.2) 31 (20.5) 6(2.4)
Censoredc 365 (90.8) 120(79.5) 245 (97.6)
  1. ART antiretroviral therapy, TB tuberculosis
  2. a ≥ 10 km
  3. b < 10 km
  4. ccured, completed treatment, died, failure, and transferred out