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Table 2 Transit time: Number (%) of the specimen received at CTRL from Mwanza site

From: Reducing delays to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis case detection through a revised routine surveillance system

Year Specimen <  3 days > = 3 days & < 7 days > = 7 days & < 21 days > = 21 days Total 1st IQR 3rd IQR Median IQR
2017/2018
After Interventions Sputum 3 (5%) 18 (29%) 39 (62%) 3 (5%) 63 6 9 7 3
  Isolate 0 (0%) 30 (25%) 56 (46%) 36 (30%) 122 7 34 10 27
  Total 3 (2%) 48 (26%) 95 (52%) 39 (21%) 185 6 15 10 9
2016/2017
Before Intervention Sputum 13 (27%) 4 (8%) 10 (21%) 21 (44%) 48 3 54 12 51
  Isolate 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0     
  1. Key: IQR Interquartile range = Third Quartile – First Quartile.