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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the 496 patients with tuberculosis in northern Ethiopian prisons, 2011–2015

From: Tuberculosis treatment outcome and predictors in northern Ethiopian prisons: a five-year retrospective analysis

Characteristic n (%)
Sex
 Male 480 (97)
 Female 16 (3)
Age, years
 15–24 201 (40)
 25–34 173 (35)
 ≥35 122 (25)
Weight at treatment initiation (Kg)
 <50 221 (45)
 ≥50 275 (55)
Form of TB
 PTB+ 123 (25)
 PTB− 150 (30)
 EPTB 211 (43)
 EPTB & PTB 12 (2)
Treatment category
 New case 481 (97)
 Retreatment case 15 (3)
HIV status
 Negative 424 (85)
 Positive 54 (11)
 Unknown 18 (4)
Antiretroviral treatment (ART)a
 On ART at time/within in 3 months of TB treatment 46 (85)
 Not on ART 3 (6)
 Unknown 5 (9)
Use of co-trimoxazole prophylaxisa
 On co-trimoxazole at time/within 3 months of TB treatment 40 (74)
 Not on co-trimoxazole 14 (26)
Site
 Alamata 73 (14)
 Humera 163 (33)
 Mekelle 183 (37)
 Shire 77 (16)
  1. aThe denominator is HIV co-infected patients (n = 54); HIV human immunodeficiency virus, TB tuberculosis, PTB+ smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis, PTB− smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis, EPTP extra-pulmonary tuberculosis