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Table 1 Sputum conversion rate against sputum completion rate among new TB cases for 89 health facilities

From: Sputum completion and conversion rates after intensive phase of tuberculosis treatment: an assessment of the Rwandan control program

  New patientsa Retreatment patientsb
Total number of patients 1509 206
No sputum examination expected after intensive phase 210 30
Died < 2 months 32 (15.2%) 5 (16.7%)
Transferred out < 2 months 178 (84.8%) 25 (83.3%)
Sputum examination expected after intensive phase 1299 176
Sputum smear done 1039 (80.0%) 133 (75.6%)
Sputum smear not done 260 (20.0%) 43 (24.4%)
Sputum smear done after intensive phase 1039 133
Sputum smear negative 852 (82.0%) 109 (82.0%)
Sputum smear positive 187 (18.0%) 24 (18.0%)
  1. a Duration of intensive phase is 2 months.
  2. b Duration of intensive phase is 3 months.