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Table 2 Sex segregated analysis of additional case finding through the use of culture on sputum that was negative on smear microscopy during the prevalence survey and projection of additional case finding at THDs through use of culture

From: Are current case-finding methods under-diagnosing tuberculosis among women in Myanmar? An analysis of operational data from Yangon and the nationwide prevalence survey

  Prevalence survey (microscopy positive) Prevalence survey (culture positive when microscopy negative) Additional cases found using culture Projected case finding at THDs through use of culture
Age Group Female Male Proportion Female (95 % CI) Female Male Proportion Female (95 % CI) Female Male Female Male Proportion Female (95 % CI)
15–24a 2 3 40 % (−3–83) 1 5 17 % (−13–47) 50 % 167 % 135 248 35 % (30–40)
25–34 6 15 29 % (10–48) 14 17 45 % (27–63) 233 % 113 % 317 506 39 % (36–42)
35–44 12 24 33 % (18–48) 14 26 35 % (20–50) 117 % 108 % 167 519 24 % (21–27)
45–54 7 18 28 % (10–46) 11 30 27 % (13–41) 157 % 167 % 162 531 23 % (20–26)
55–64 4 15 21 % (3–39) 11 14 44 % (25–63) 275 % 93 % 158 215 42 % (37–47)
Above 64 4 13 24 % (4–44) 19 26 42 % (28–56) 475 % 200 % 276 201 58 % (54–62)
Total 35 88 28 % (20–36) 70 118 37 % (30–44) 200 % 134 % 1245 2238 36 % (34–38)
  1. aData from the Township Health Centres was only collected from patients aged over 18