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Table 3 Treatment outcome of children with TB in Accra, June 2010 to December 2013, presented according to demographic and clinical variables

From: Childhood tuberculosis and treatment outcomes in Accra: a retrospective analysis

Characteristic Cured Number (%) Treatment completed Number (%) Treatment failed Number (%) Died Number (%) Lost to follow up Number (%) Not evaluated Number (%) P-value
Sex
 Male 8 (7.2) 94 (84.7) 1 (0.9) 8 (7.2) 0 0 0.426
 Female 11 (11.1) 77 (77.8) 0 10 (10.1) 0 1 (1.0)
Age (years)
 <1 0 27 (93.1) 0 2 (6.90) 0 0 <0.001
 1–4 2 (2.2) 76 (84.4) 0 12 (13.3) 0 0
 5–9 2 (4.0) 46 (92.0) 0 1 (2.00) 0 1 (2.0)
 10–14 16 (35.6) 25 (55.5) 1 (2.2) 3 (6.7) 0 0
TB type
 Clinically diagnosed pulmonary TB 0 74 (96.10) 0 3 (3.90) 0 0 <0.001
 EPTB 0 33 (91.67) 0 2 (5.56) 0 1 (2.78)  
 Smear positive PTB 20 (20.20) 66 (66.67) 0 12 (12.12) 0 0  
HIV status
 Negative 18 (15.6) 90 (78.3) 0 6 (5.2) 0 1 (0.9) 0.001
 Positive 1 (1.0) 81 (85.3) 1 (1.0) 12 (12.6) 0 0
 Unknown 1 (25.0) 3 (75.0) 0 0 0 0
Facility
 Children’s Hospital 5 (5.0) 83 (83.0) 0 12 (12.0) 0 0 0.009
 General Hospitals 9 (13.9) 53 (81.5) 0 3 (4.6) 0 0
 Specialized Hospitals 2 (5.7) 30 (85.7) 1 (2.9) 2 (5.7) 0 0
 Polyclinics 4 (28.6) 8 (57.1) 0 1 (7.1) 0 1 (7.1)