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Table 2 Specific information related to pediatric TB patients in GRH Masisi. Categorical variables are presented as n (%) and their p-values were calculated by χ2. Only for median ages a non-parametric Mann-Whitney test was used. N/A = not applicable

From: Improving pediatric TB diagnosis in North Kivu (DR Congo), focusing on a clinical algorithm including targeted Xpert MTB/RIF on gastric aspirates

Column12nd semester 20162nd semester 2017p-value
Total pediatric TB diagnoses
(% of all children discharged)
19 (1.4%)68 (2.9%)0.002
TB diagnoses under 5 years
(% of all children under 5 discharged)
14 (1.3%)52 (3.1%)0.004
TB diagnoses 5 to 18 years
(% of all children above 5 discharged)
5 (1.3%)16 (2.6%)0.17
GA Xpert MTB positive
(% of all pediatric TB diagnoses)
No Xpert done11 (16%)N/A
Rifampicine resistence detected
(% of all pediatric TB diagnoses)
No Xpert done0 (0%)N/A
HIV-positive
(% of all pediatric TB diagnoses)
5 (26%)2 (3%)0.07
Median Age
(Interquartile Range)
20 m (12 m – 62 m)36 m (23,5 m – 60 m)0.27
Female
(% of all pediatric TB diagnoses)
6 (32%)36 (53%)0.10
Pediatric TB fatality rate
(% of all pediatric TB diagnoses)
8 (42%)17 (25%)0.30
TB deaths in ITFC
(% of all deaths in ITFC)
5 (12%)16 (35%)0.01
TB deaths in pediatric ward
(% of all deaths in pediatric ward)
3 (18%)1 (7%)0.43