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Table 2 Clinical outcomes of adults with drug-susceptible tuberculosis and documented sputum time to culture conversion in days

From: Early interventions for diabetes related tuberculosis associate with hastened sputum microbiological clearance in Virginia, USA

Outcome All patients
N = 363
Non DM
N = 307
DM
N = 56
2009-10
N = 215
2013-14
N = 148
p-value 2009-10
N = 185
2013-14
N = 122
p-value 2009-10
N = 30
2013-14
N = 26
p-value
Time to culture conversion (days, mean ± SD) 56 ± 35 43 ± 28 <0.001 51 ± 36 43 ± 30 0.003 61 ± 32 42 ± 22 0.02
2 months culture conversion No. (%) 126 (59) 110 (74) 0.002 111 (60) 89 (73) 0.02 15 (50) 21 (80) 0.03
Death No. (%) 5 (2) 2 (1) 0.71 4 (2) 1 (1) 0.65 1 (3) 1 (4) 1.00