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Table 1 Different forms of tuberculosis (TB), cases definitions, TB among gender, TB among the children and treatment outcome

From: The epidemiology of tuberculosis in Phuentsholing General Hospital: a six-year retrospective study

  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Tuberculosis in males (%) 44 (47.1) 49 (46.7) 76 (57.1) 63 (47.7) 67 (54.0) 70 (47.3)
TB cases by different age groups (years) n (%)       
0-14 20 (21.5) 19 (18.1) 16 (12.0) 12 (9.1) 10 (8.1) 14 (9.5)
15-24 18 (19.4) 31 (29.5) 45 (33.8) 46 (34.8) 53 (42.7) 54 (36.5)
25-34 21 (22.6) 25 (23.8) 43 (32.3) 36 (27.3) 35 (28.2) 50 (33.8)
35-44 11 (11.8) 11 (10.5) 9 (6.8) 15 (11.4) 13 (10.5) 11 (7.4)
45-54 9 (9.7) 9 (8.6) 8 (6.0) 13 (9.8) 32 (2.4) 6 (4.1)
≥55 14 (15.1) 10 (9.5) 12 (9.0) 10 (7.6) 10 (8.1) 13 (8.8)
All forms of TB (n) 93 105 133 132 124 148
SPPT (%) 34 (36.6) 45 (42.9) 58 (43.6) 73 (55.3) 81 (65.3) 90 (60.8)
SNPT (%) 24 (25.8) 18 (17.1) 35 (26.3) 25 (18.9) 7 (5.7) 20 (13.5)
EPT (%) 35 (37.6) 42 (40.0) 40 (30.1) 34 (25.8) 36 (29.0) 38 (25.7)
Case definitions       
New cases (%) 81 (87.4) 68 (64.8) 96 (72.2) 84 (63.6) 80 (64.5) 103 (69.6)
Relapse (%) 2 (2.2) 4 (3.8) 2 (1.5) 13 (9.9) 13 (10.5) 7 (4.7)
Transfer in (%) 9 (9.9) 33 (31.4) 30 (22.6) 30 (22.7) 24 (19.4) 32 (21.6)
Treatment after default (%) 1 (1.1) 0 (0) 2 (1.5) 3 (2.3) 1 (0.8) 6 (4.1)
Failure (%) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0.8) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Others (%) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0.8) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Unknown (%) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (1.5) 1 (0.8) 6 (4.8) 0 (0)
  1. SPPT- sputum positive pulmonary tuberculosis; SNPT- sputum negative pulmonary tuberculosis; EPT-extra-pulmonary tuberculosis.