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Table 2 Treatment outcomes of new pulmonary tuberculosis patients registered for treatment between 2005 and 2013, Anqing, China (n = 22,998)

From: Treatment outcomes and factors affecting unsuccessful outcome among new pulmonary smear positive and negative tuberculosis patients in Anqing, China: a retrospective study

Treatment outcome Total (N = 22,998) PTB+ (N = 14,842) PTB- (N = 8156) χ 2 P
Successful 21,851 (95.01) 14,103 (95.02) 7748 (95.00) 0.01 0.94
 Cured 14,003 (60.89) 14,003 (94.35) 0
 Treatment completed 7848 (34.12) 100 (0.67) 7748 (95.00)
Unsuccessful 1147 (4.99) 739 (4.98) 408 (5.00)
 Failure 126 (0.55) 108 (0.73) 18 (0.22)
 Death 157 (0.68) 111 (0.75) 46 (0.56)
 Default 330 (1.43) 189 (1.27) 141 (1.73)
 Transferred out 534 (2.32) 331 (2.23) 203 (2.49)
  1. PTB+: Smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients
  2. PTB-: Smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis patients