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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study cohort

From: Treatment outcomes and factors affecting treatment outcomes of new patients with tuberculosis in Busan, South Korea: a retrospective study of a citywide registry, 2014–2015

  n = 4732
Year notified as having tuberculosis
 2014 2455 (51.9)
 2015 2277 (48.1)
Age, years
 0–9 11 (0.2)
 10–19 196 (4.1)
 20–44 1451 (30.7)
 45–59 1190 (25.1)
 60–74 1117 (23.6)
  ≥ 75 767 (16.2)
Sex
 Male 2765 (58.4)
 Female 1967 (41.6)
Nationality
 Korean 4654 (98.4)
 Foreign 78 (1.6)
Type of tuberculosis
 Pulmonary 3771 (79.7)
  Smear positive 1464 (30.9)
  Smear negative 2307 (48.8)
 Extrapulmonary 961 (20.3)
Type of institution initially registering patient
 Public health centre 470 (9.9)
 Private 4262 (90.1)
  PPM participating general hospital 2534 (53.6)
  PPM non-participating general hospital 1026 (21.7)
  Hospital 478 (10.1)
  Clinic 224 (4.7)
Number of registrations as TB-positive
 1 3711 (78.4)
 2 849 (17.9)
  ≥ 3 172 (3.6)
Regional deprivation index (quintile)a
 Q1 1135 (24.4)
 Q2 1237 (26.6)
 Q3 1213 (26.0)
 Q4 729 (15.7)
 Q5 344 (7.4)
  1. PPM public-private mix, TB tuberculosis
  2. Data are presented as numbers (%)
  3. an = 4658 (variables of 74 patients were missing)