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Table 4 Status of TB treatment outcome with respect to age group, HIV status and smear test results

From: Tuberculosis treatment outcome among patients treated in public primary healthcare facility, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a retrospective study

VariablesCuredCompleted treatmentFailureDefaultedDeathp-value
Age in years     0.117
  ≤ 24, n = 14736 (24.5)108 (73.5)0 (0)1 (0.7)2 (1.4) 
 25–34, n = 11335 (30.9)72 (63.7)1 (0.9)1 (0.9)4 (3.5) 
 35–44, n = 5016 (32.0)28 (56.0)1 (2.0)2 (8.0)3 (6.0) 
 45–54, n = 194 (21.1)12 (63.2)0 (0)0 (0)3 (15.8) 
  ≥ 55, n = 234 (17.4)18 (78.3)0 (0)0 (0)1 (4.3) 
HIV status     0.000
 Positive, n = 4210 (23.8)21 (50.0)1 (2.4)2 (4.8)8 (19.0) 
 Negative, n = 28179 (28.1)194 (69.0)1 (0.4)2 (0.7)5 (1.8) 
 Unknown, n = 296 (20.7)22 (75.9)1 (3.4)00 
Smear result at 2nd month of treatment     0.000
 Positive, n = 21 (50.0)1 (50.0)000 
 Negative, n = 6060 (100)0000 
 Not testeda, n = 29034 (11.7)237 (81.7)2 (0.7)4 (0.14)13 (4.5) 
Smear result at 5th month of treatment     0.000
 Positive, n = 1001 (100)00 
 Negative, n = 9292 (100)0000 
 Not testeda, n = 2593 (1.2)237 (91.5)2 (0.8)4 (1.5)13 (5.0) 
Smear result at 6th month of treatment     0.000
 Positive, n = 000000 
 Negative, n = 9292 (100)0000 
 Not tested a, n = 2603 (1.6)238 (91.5)2 (0.8)4 (1.6)13 (5.0)b 
  1. Chi-square test result, aAll patients with extrapulmonary TB, smear negative at time of diagnosis and not tested despite they were smear-positive at time of diagnosis. btwo smear-positive patients who have positive-smear test result at 5th months not tested is because they were died.