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Table 4 Comparison of TB notification data from 2017 with insurance data

From: Completeness of tuberculosis case notifications in Germany in 2013–2017: first results of an inventory study

State Number of people insured in BKK DV Number of TB patients in insurance data Population Number of notified TB patients Adjusteda number of notified patients Population rate insured in BKK DV TB rateb, insurance data Adjusteda TB notification rateb TB notification rateb/TB rateb insurance data
Schleswig-Holstein 203,013 8 2,889,821 137 118 0.07 3.94 4.08 1.04
Hamburg 117,817 6 1,830,584 235 204 0.07 5.09 11.1 2.18
Lower Saxony 751,878 15 7,962,775 347 256 0.09 1.99 3.21 1.61
North Rhine-Westphalia 1,813,596 57 17,912,134 1219 1006 0.10 3.14 5.62 1.79
Hesse 664,507 15 6,243,262 569 500 0.11 2.26 8.01 3.54
Rhineland-Palatinate 434,667 14 4,073,679 240 195 0.11 3.22 4.79 1.49
Baden-Württemberg 1,440,334 30 11,023,425 675 491 0.13 2.08 4.45 2.14
Bavaria 2,013,035 61 12,997,204 854 662 0.16 3.03 5.09 1.68
Berlin 441,751 38 3,613,495 420 347 0.12 8.60 9.60 1.12
Brandenburg 257,242 13 2,504,040 159 132 0.10 5.05 5.27 1.04
Saxony 165,932 6 4,081,308 211 181 0.04 3.62 4.43 1.22
Saxony-Anhalt 131,572 5 2,223,081 128 122 0.06 3.80 5.49 1.44
All 8,796,123 275 77,354,808 5194 4214 0.11 3.13 6.71 2.14
  1. The table refers only to the patients from the 12 listed states (column “State”)
  2. a Adjusted notified patients – number of hospitalized TB patients without homeless, prisoners, asylum seeker or refugee status, diagnosed before death and notified in 2017
  3. b per 100,000 people