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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of TB patients treated at Metema Hospital DOTS center, Northwest Ethiopia, 2009–2012

From: Prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus infection in a cohort of tuberculosis patients at Metema Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: a 3 years retrospective study

Characteristics Frequency (N) Percentage (%)
Sex
 Male 1246 59.4
 Female 850 40.6
Age
 0–14 254 12.1
 15–24 537 25.6
 25–34 633 30.2
 35–44 394 18.8
 45–54 151 7.2
 55–64 74 3.5
 >65 53 2.5
Type of entry
 New 1876 89.5
 Relapse 115 5.5
 Return after default 1 0.0
 Failure 2 0.1
 Transfer 102 4.9
TB forms
 Smear positive PTB 471 22.5
 Smear negative PTB 1326 63.3
 EPTB 299 14.3
  1. PTB pulmonary tuberculosis, EPTB extra-pulmonary tuberculosis