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Table 1 Demographic and clinical profile of bacteriologically-confirmed TB patients diagnosed in 21 township health centres of Mandalay Region of Myanmar between January and June 2017

From: Pre-treatment loss to follow-up and treatment delay among bacteriologically-confirmed tuberculosis patients diagnosed in Mandalay Region, Myanmar

Characteristics Number (%)
Total 1365 (100)
Age (years)
 < 15 8 (0.6)
 15–44 805 (59.9)
 45–64 425 (31.1)
 ≥ 65 127 (9.3)
Gender
 Male 1018 (74.6)
 Female 347 (25.4)
Phone number recorded or not
 Yes 38 (2.8)
 No 1327 (97.2)
HIV status
 Positive 71 (5.2)
 Negative 1060 (77.7)
 Unknown 234 (17.1)
History of TB treatment
 Yes 110 (8.1)
 No 864 (63.3)
 Unknown 391 (28.6)
Sputum smear result
 Positive 1303 (95.5)
 Negative 62 (4.5)
Xpert MTB/RIF result
 No MTB 28 (2.1)
 Invalid 2 (0.2)
 MTB detected 636 (46.6)
 Not recorded 699 (51.2)
Site of sputum microscopy
 Low-volume facility 308 (22.6)
 Moderate-volume facility 328 (24)
 High-volume facility 729 (53.4)
  1. TB tuberculosis, MTB mycobacterium tuberculosis, RIF rifampicin