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Table 1 Characteristics of TB Suspects and TB patients registered in the TB ART system between April and July 2013 at Martin Preuss Centre

From: Developing a point-of-care electronic medical record system for TB/HIV co-infected patients: experiences from Lighthouse Trust, Lilongwe, Malawi

Key programmatic indicators N %
TB suspects
 1.a Total TB Suspects registered 369  
 1.b TB Suspects with known HIV Status 331 90
 1.c TB Suspects with known HIV positive 177 53
 1.d TB Suspects tested before registration 134 40
 2.a TB Suspects, sputum samples ordered 361 98
 2.b TB Suspects, sputum samples submitted 100 28
 2.c TB Suspects, sputum samples results 96 96
 2.d TB Suspects, sputum samples positive 18 19
 2.e TB Suspect, culture ordered 1 0
TB registration
 3.a Total TB patients registered 418  
 3.b TB patients with known HIV status 406 97
 3.c TB patients with known HIV positive 269 66
Gender
 4.a Female 149 36
 4.b Male 269 64
Age at registration
 5.a TB patients 0–4 years at registration 4 1
 5.b TB patients 5–14 years at registration 17 4
 5.c TB patients 15 years or older at registration 397 95
TB category
 6.a New Cases 381 91
 6.b Relapse 13 3
 6.c Retreatment After Default 1 0
 6.d Failure 1 0
 6.e Other 22 5
TB classification
 7.a Pulmonary 320 77
 7.b Extra-pulmonary 98 23
DOT option
 8.a Guardian 406 97
 8.b Hospital 9 2
 8.c HC 3 1
ARV status
 9.a Before TB treatment 129 48
 9.b While on TB treatment 106 39
 9.c Not on ART during TBa 34 13
  1. a Some HIV/TB patients are still on TB treatment