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Table 2 TB distribution between female and male by case definitions forms of TB and treatment outcome

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

  Total Female (%) Male (%) P value
Case definitions     
  New cases 512 246 (48.1) 266 (52.0) 0.2
  Relapse 41 18 (43.9) 23 (56.1) 0.5
  Transfer in cases 158 90 (57.0) 68 (43.0) 0.036
  Treatment after default 13 5 (38.5) 8 (61.5) 0.58
Forms of TB     
  SPPT 381 174 (45.7) 207 (54.3) 0.02
  SNPT 129 70 (54.3) 59 (45.7) 0.3
  EPT     
    TB lymphadenitis 43 26 (60.5) 17 (39.5) 0.36
    TB osteomyelitis 7 2 (28.6) 5 (71.4) 0.25
    Pleural effusion 43 16 (37.2) 27 (62.8) 0.013
Treatment outcome     
  Cured 263 127 (48.3) 136 (51.7) 0.54
  Treatment completed 333 169 (50.8) 164 (49.3) 0.64
  Death 15 9 (60.0) 6 (40.0) 0.43
  Failure 13 12 (92.3) 1 (7.7) 0.002
  Defaulted 19 3 (15.8) 16 (84.2) 0.004
  Stopped 4 2 (50.0) 2 (50.0) 1.0
  Transferred out 6 4 (66.7) 2 (33.3) 0.45
  Outcome unknown 82 40 (48.8) 42 (51.2) 0.85
  1. SPPT- sputum positive pulmonary tuberculosis; SNPT- sputum negative pulmonary tuberculosis; EPT-extra-pulmonary tuberculosis.