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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics, clinical characteristics and resource utilization of new and retreatment pulmonary tuberculosis patients (n = 690)

From: Analysis of tuberculosis treatment outcomes among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Patient characteristics Patients
n (%)
Sex
 Male 357 (51.7)
 Female 333 (48.3)
Age group, mean age 36 (SD 8.98) years
 0–14 29 (4.2)
 15–24 230 (33.3)
 25–34 116 (16.8)
 35–44 84 (12.2)
 45–54 80 (11.6)
 55–64 70 (10.1)
 ≥ 65 81 (11.7)
Distance from the treatment center (km)
 ≤ 5 316 (45.8)
 6–25 280 (40.6)
 26–50 48 (7.0)
 > 50 46 (6.7)
Smoking status
 Non-smoker 597 (86.5)
 Smoker 93 (13.5)
Clinical characteristics Patients
n (%)
Form of PTB
 S+ PTB* 283 (41.0)
  New patient 242 (85.5)
  Retreatment patient 41 (14.5)
 S PTB** 407 (59.0)
  New patient 369 (90.7)
  Retreatment patient 38 (9.3)
Type of patient
 New cases 611 (88.6)
 Retreatment cases 79 (11.4)
Baseline weight (kg)
 < 47 493 (71.4)
 ≥ 47 197 (28.6)
Comorbidities
 Diabetes 47 (6.8)
 Hypertension 39 (5.6)
 Hepatitis 3 (.43)
Bacteriological tests performed  
 Sputum smear examination 690 (100.0)
  1. * Smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis
  2. ** Smear negative pulmonary tuberculosis