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Table 1 Patient diagnostic categories with respective to age group at EPHI/NTRL since 2015

From: Performance of Mycobacterium Growth Indicator Tube BACTEC 960 with Lowenstein–Jensen method for diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis at Ethiopian National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Age group Category of patient Total no. (%)
New patient MDR-TB follow up patient
4–16 28 (3.1%) 21 (2.3%) 49 (5.4%)
17–29 127 (14%) 262 (28.9%) 389 (42.8%)
30–42 148 (16.3%) 160 (17.6%) 308 (33.9%)
43–55 62 (6.8%) 30 (3.3%) 92 (10%)
56–68 47 (5.2%) 9 (1%) 56 (6.2%)
69–80 11 (1.2%) 3 (0.3%) 14 (1.5%)
Total 423 (46.6%) 485 (53.4%) 908 (100%)