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Table 6 Patients’ HIV status and linkage to HIV care

From: A four-year trend in pulmonary bacteriologically confirmed tuberculosis case detection in Kampala-Uganda

Characteristic 2012
n (%)
2013
n (%)
2014
n (%)
2015
n (%)
P value
HIV Serostatus (n) 1389 1244 1724 2194  
 Positive 597 (43.0) 608 (48.9) 782 (45.4) 890 (40.6) 0.000a
 Negative 739 (53.2) 620 (49.8) 935 (54.2) 1299 (59.2) 0.000a
 Unknown 53 (3.8) 16 (1.3) 7 (0.4) 5 (0.2) 0.000a
Linked to care 597 608 782 890  
 Yes 229 (34.4) 320 (52.6) 381 (48.7) 464 (52.1) 0.000a
On CPT
 Yes 225 (37.7) 315 (51.8) 378 (48.3) 462 (51.9) 0.000a
On ART
 Yes 212 (35.5) 303 (49.8) 364 (46.5) 431 (48.4) 0.000a
  1. Source: Primary Data, 95% Confidence Interval. HIV-Human Immunodeficiency Virus, CPT-Co-trimoxazole Preventive Therapy, ART-Antiretroviral Therapy
  2. aStatistically Significant Variable