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Table 1 Case notification classification and treatment outcomes of new and re-treatment tuberculosis, TB, cases in conflict and non-conflict zones in Sudan, 2004-2014

From: Conflict and tuberculosis in Sudan: a 10-year review of the National Tuberculosis Programme, 2004-2014

Clinical characteristics (New cases) Conflict zone N = 21,131 (100%) Non-conflict N = 43,826 (100%) p-value
 PTB smear positive 13,283 (63) 14,016 (32) < 0.001
 PTB smear negative 5309 (25) 12,680 (30) < 0.001
 EPTB 1963 (9) 15,378 (35) < 0.001
 PTB (not done) 576 (3) 1392 (3) 0.073
Treatment outcomes (New cases) Conflict N = 20,326 n (%) Non-conflict N = 43,826 n (%)  
 Treatment successa 13,498 (66) 28,645 (65) < 0.001
 Died 422 (2) 1124 (3) < 0.001
 Treatment failure 139 (1) 156 (< 1) 0.703
 LTFU 1379 (7) 4709 (10) < 0.001
 Transferred out 592 (3) 2141 (5) 0.001
 Not evaluated 4296 (21) 7051 (16) 0.526
Clinical characteristics (Re-treatment cases) Conflict zone N = 1822 (100%) Non-conflict N = 2024 (100%)  
 After Relapse 912 (50) 1412 (70) 0.005
 After LTFUa 669 (37) 314 (16) 0.014
 After Failure 155 (8) 148 (7) 0.804
 Othersb 86 (5) 150 (7) 0.276
Treatment outcomes (Re-treatment cases) Conflict zone N = 1822 n (%) Non-conflict N = 2024 n (%)  
 Treatment successa 693 (38) 911 (45) < 0.001
 Died 146 (8) 121 (6) < 0.001
 Treatment failure 163 (9) 122 (6) < 0.001
 LTFU 218 (12) 202 (10) < 0.001
 Transferred out 200 (11) 243 (12) 0.986
 Not evaluated 402 (22) 425 (21) 0.713
  1. aPTB Pulmonary TB, EPTB Extrapulmonary TB, LTFU Loss to follow up, Treatment success = Cured and treatment completed cases
  2. ball cases that are registered whom their definition is not consistent with other re-treatment definitions