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Table 1 General characteristics of study subjects, 2012–2015

From: The burden of HIV on Tuberculosis patients in the Volta region of Ghana from 2012 to 2015: implication for Tuberculosis control

Characteristic 2012 (N = 579) n (%) 2013 (N = 433) n (%) 2014 (N = 340) n (%) 2015 (N = 420) n (%) All years (N = 1772) n (%)
Age group (years) a
 0–14 43 (7.4) 22 (5.1) 13 (3.8) 9 (2.1) 87 (4.9)
 15–29 98 (16.9) 69 (15.9) 49 (14.4) 60 (14.3) 276 (15.6)
 30–49 240 (41.5) 179 (41.3) 154 (45.3) 179 (42.6) 752 (42.4)
 50–69 132 (22.8) 116 (26.8) 93 (27.4) 122 (29.1) 463 (26.1)
  ≥ 70 66 (11.4) 47 (10.9) 31 (9.1) 48 (11.4) 192 (10.9)
Sex
 Male 374 (64.6) 276 (63.7) 221 (65.0) 296 (70.5) 1167 (65.9)
 Female 205 (35.4) 157 (36.3) 119 (35.0) 124 (29.5) 605 (34.1)
Patient category b
 New 547 (94.5) 393 (90.8) 322 (94.7) 375 (89.3) 1637 (92.4)
 Transferred in 1 (0.2) 3 (0.7) 1 (0.3) 0 5 (0.3)
 Return after default 5 (0.9) 3 (0.7) 1 (0.3) 7 (1.7) 16 (0.9)
 Treatment failure 4 (0.7) 9 (2.1) 5 (1.5) 12 (2.9) 30 (1.7)
 Relapse 6 (1.0) 11 (2.5) 10 (2.9) 12 (2.9) 39 (2.2)
 Other 15 (2.6) 15 (3.2) 1 (0.3) 3 (0.7) 33 (1.9)
TB classification c
 Pulmonary positive 262 (45.3) 240 (55.4) 224 (65.9) 299 (71.2) 1025 (57.8)
 Pulmonary negative 279 (48.2) 183 (42.3) 109 (32.1) 101 (24.1) 672 (37.9)
 Extra-pulmonary 37 (6.4) 10 (2.3) 7 (2.1) 12 (2.9) 66 (3.7)
Treatment District
 Ho 194 (33.5) 123 (28.4) 67 (19.7) 64 (15.2) 448 (25.3)
 Hohoe 127 (21.9) 97 (22.4) 95 (27.9) 76 (18.1) 395 (22.3)
 Kadjebi 51 (8.8) 91 (21.0) 43 (12.7) 90 (21.4) 275 (15.5)
 Keta 118 (20.4) 47 (10.9) 53 (15.6) 101 (26.0) 327 (18.5)
 Kpando 89 (15.4) 75 (17.3) 82 (24.1) 81 (19.3) 327 (18.5)
  1. Missing values for agea, patient categoryb, and TB classificationc; 2 (0.1%); 12 (0.7%); and 9 (0.5%) respectively