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Table 1 Characteristics of the Patients (n = 80)

From: Predictors of unsuccessful interim treatment outcomes of multidrug resistant tuberculosis patients

Characteristics Patients n (%)
Sex
 Male 43 (53.8)
 Female 37 (46.3)
Age group (years)
 0–4 0 (0)
 5–14 5 (6.3)
 15–24 19 (23.8)
 25–34 17 (21.3)
 35–44 11 (13.8)
 45–54 8 (10)
 55–64 13 (16.3)
  ≥ 65 7 (8.8)
Marital status
 Unmarried 26 (32.5)
 Married 51 (63.8)
 Widow/divorced 3 (3.8)
Residence
 Urban 11 (13.8)
 Rural 69 (86.3)
Household size
  ≤ 7 38 (47.5)
  > 7 34 (42.5)
 Unknown 8 (10)
Smoking status
 Non-smoker 58 (72.5)
 Ex-smoker 18 (22.5)
 Active smoker 4 (5)
Employment status
 Employed 35 (43.8)
 Unemployed 45 (56.3)
Baseline weight (in kg)
  < 40 37 (46.3)
  ≥ 40 43 (53.8)
Hb level*
 Normal 23 (28.8)
 Below normal 57 (71.3)
WBCs level*
 Normal 44 (55)
 Above normal 36 (45)
Bilirubin level*
 Normal 65 (81.3)
 Above normal 15 (18.8)
Creatinine level*
 Normal 61 (76.3)
 Above normal 17 (21.3)
 Unknown 2 (2.5)
Comorbidities
 No 58 (72.5)
 Yes 22 (27.5)
Type of comorbidities
 Diabetes Mellitus 13 (16.3)
 Hepatitis 10 (12.5)
 Others 3 (3.75)
History of streptomycin use
 No 52 (65)
 Yes 28 (35)
History of SLD use
 No 73 (91.3)
 Yes 7 (8.8)
Family history of TB
 Absent 60 (75)
 Present 20 (25)
  1. *Normal ranges: Hb = Male >13 g/dl, Female >11.5 g/dl; WBCs = > 11,000/mm3; Creatinine = Male <1.1 mg/dl, Female < .9 mg/dl; Bilirubin = ≤ 1 mg/dl
  2. Patients with one or more comorbidities
  3. Includes patient with ischemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and systemic lupus erythematosus
  4. Hb = Hemoglobin; SLD = Second Line Drugs; TB = Tuberculosis; WBCs = White Blood Cells