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Table 2 Baseline Clinical characteristics of adult DR-TB patients in Amhara regional State treatment initiating centers from September 2010 to December 2017 (n = 530)

From: Treatment delay and associated factors among adults with drug resistant tuberculosis at treatment initiating centers in the Amhara regional state, Ethiopia

Variable Frequency (%)
Base line BMI Low 387 (73.0%)
Normal 142 (26.8%)
Chief complain Cough 489 (92.3%)
Othersa 41 (7.7%)
History of TB treatment New 88 (16.6%)
Previously treated 442 (83.4)
History of injectable anti-TB drug Yes 224 (42.3%)
No 306 (57.7%)
Site of DR-TB Pulmonary 493 (93.0%)
Extra pulmonary 37 (7.0%)
base line sputum smear result Positive 409 (77.2%)
Negative 121 (22.8%)
DR-TB diagnosed by Gene Expert 309 (58.3%)
LPA 165 (31.1%)
Culture 56 (10.6%)
Base line functional status Working 194 (36.6%)
Ambulatory 253 (47.7%)
Bedridden 83 (15.7%)
HIV status Positive 143 (27.0%)
Negative 387 (73.0%)
  1. Treatment delay*---- in this study was considered as those DR-TB patients commenced treatment after eight days of diagnosis
  2. Others**------Chest pain, Weight loss, LN swelling, SOB …
  3. BMI Body mass index, LPA Line probe Assay, TB Tuberculosis