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Table 1 Patient characteristics by distance from residence to TB health facility

From: Is distance associated with tuberculosis treatment outcomes? A retrospective cohort study in Kampala, Uganda

 TotalEuclidean Distance Categoriesp-value
<  2 km2 to < 5 km5 to < 10 km≥ 10 km
n (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)n (%) 
Total1776 (100)606 (34)459 (26)407 (23)304 (17) 
Age (years) (N = 1774)a     < 0.001
 0–1487 (5)21 (3)20 (4)26 (6)20 (7) 
 15–24366 (21)142 (23)95 (21)81 (20)48 (16) 
 25–34627 (35)224 (37)177 (39)140 (35)86 (29) 
 35–44398 (22)122 (20)113 (25)93 (23)70 (23) 
 45–54200 (11)66 (11)37 (8)48 (12)49 (16) 
 55–6461 (3)21 (3)12 (3)11 (3)17 (6) 
  ≥ 6535 (2)10 (2)4 (1)7 (2)14 (5) 
Male (N = 1773)a1079 (61)401 (66)286 (62)219 (54)173 (57)0.001
HIV Positive (N = 1770)a887 (50)275 (45)263 (57)202 (50)147 (49)0.002
Pulmonary TB (N = 1765)1513 (86)552 (92)395 (86)323 (80)242 (80)< 0.001
Lack of bacteriologic confirmation (N = 1776)569 (32)142 (23)132 (29)168 (41)127 (42)< 0.001
Year of treatment initiation (N = 1773)a     0.289
 2014622 (35)200 (33)171 (37)149 (37)102 (34) 
 2015558 (31)212 (35)131 (29)126 (31)89 (30) 
 2016593 (33)194 (32)156 (34)132 (32)111 (37) 
Facility (N = 1776)     < 0.001
 Kisugu Health Center (public)441 (24)284 (47)84 (18)51 (13)22 (7) 
 Alive Medical Services383 (22)112 (18)149 (32)55 (14)67 (22) 
 International Hospital Kampala178 (10)92 (15)27 (6)37 (9)22 (7) 
 Kibuli Muslim Hospital184 (10)49 (8)28 (6)63 (15)44 (14) 
 St. Francis Hospital - Nsambya578 (33)60 (10)169 (37)201 (49)148 (49) 
 Meeting Point12 (1)9 (2)2 (0)0 (0)1 (0) 
Treatment Outcome (N = 1776)     < 0.001
 Cured919 (51)342 (56)239 (52)194 (48)144 (47) 
 Complete433 (24)101 (17)108 (24)127 (31)97 (32) 
 Failure21 (1)4 (1)9 (2)7 (2)1 (0) 
 Died167 (9)38 (6)48 (10)44 (11)37 (12) 
 Lost to Follow Up (including Default)151 (9)88 (15)29 (6)22 (5)12 (4) 
 Unknown/Missing85 (5)33 (5)26 (6)13 (3)13 (4) 
  1. a Ns below the total of 1776 indicate data missing for that particular variable