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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical profile of TB patients and characteristics of patients with poor treatment outcomes at Debre Tabor health center, N = 303

From: Factors associated with poor treatment outcome of tuberculosis in Debre Tabor, northwest Ethiopia

Variables Total N (%) Poor treatment outcome
Failed Defaulted Died Total
Sex
 Male 173 (57.1) 9 (75.0) 6 (75.0) 14 (73.7) 29 (74.4)
 Female 130 (42.9) 3 (25.0) 2 (25.0) 5 (26.3) 10 (25.6)
Residence
 Urban 187 (61.7) 8 (66.7) 6 (75.0) 15 (78.9) 29 (74.4)
 Rural 116 (38.3) 4 (33.3) 2 (25.0) 4 (21.1) 10 (25.6)
Age group
 ≤ 14 20 (6.6) 1 (8.3) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.6)
 15–24 68 (22.4) 3 (25.0) 3 (37.5) 1 (5.3) 7 (17.9)
 25–34 83 (27.4) 2 (16.7) 1 (12.5) 3 (15.8) 6 (15.4)
 35–44 47 (15.5) 1 (8.3) 1 (12.5) 4 (21.1) 6 (15.4)
 45–54 31 (10.2) 4 (33.3) 0 (0.00) 2 (10.5) 6 (15.4)
 55–64 25 (8.3) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 3 (15.8) 3 (7.7)
 ≥ 65 29 (9.6) 1 (8.3) 3 (37.5) 6 (31.6) 10 (25.6)
Baseline smear result
 Positive 81 (26.73) 10 (83.3) 1 (12.5) 2 (10.5) 13 (33.3)
 Negative 222 (73.27) 2 (16.7) 7 (87.5) 17 (89.5) 26 (66.7)
Type of TB
 Smear positive PTB 81 (26.7) 10 (83.3) 1 (12.5) 2 (10.5) 13 (33.3)
 Smear negative PTB 105 (34.7) 1 (8.3) 0 (0.00) 10 (52.6) 11 (28.2)
 Extra pulmonary TB 117 (38.6) 1 (8.3) 7 (87.5) 7 (36.8) 15 (38.5)
Smear result at the 2nd month
 Positive 10 (3.3) 7 (58.3) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 7 (17.9)
 Negative 67 (22.1) 3 (25.0) 1 (12.5) 0 (0.00) 4 (10.3)
 Unknown 226 (74.6) 2 (16.7) 7 (87.5) 19 (100) 28 (71.8)
HIV status
 Positive 41 (13.5) 2 (16.7) 2 (25.0) 2 (10.5) 6 (15.4)
 Negative 179 (59.1) 9 (75.0) 3 (37.5) 7 (36.8) 19 (49.7)
 Unknown 83 (27.4) 1 (8.3) 3 (37.5) 10 (52.6) 14 (35.9)
Patient category
 New 267 (88.1) 8 (66.7) 8 (100.0) 17 (89.5) 33 (84.6)
 Retreated 15 (5.0) 4 (33.3) 0 (0.00) 2 (10.5) 6 (15.6)
 Transferred in 17 (5.6) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00)
 Unknown 4 (1.3) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00)
Year of treatment
 May 2008–April 2009 66 (21.8) 0 (0.0) 2 (25.0) 9 (47.4) 11 (28.2)
 May 2009–April 2010 68 (22.4) 5 (41.7) 4 (50.0) 4 (21.1) 13 (33.3)
 May 2010–April 2011 49 (16.2) 2 (16.7) 2 (25.0) 2 (10.5) 6 (15.4)
 May 2011–April 2012 59 (19.5) 1 (8.3) 0 (0.00) 4 (21.1) 5 (12.8)
 May 2012–April 2013 61 (20.1) 4 (33.3) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 4 (10.3)