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Table 1 A comparison of sociodemographic characteristics of DR-TB cases reviewed by the national DR-TB consilium with those not reviewed

From: Multidisciplinary management of difficult-to-treat drug resistant tuberculosis: a review of cases presented to the national consilium in Uganda

Socio-demographic characteristic Review status
Not reviewed n = 933 95% CI Reviewed n = 189 95% CI
Level of treatment site
Mulago National Referral Hospital 284 (30.4) 27.6, 33.5 37 (19.6) 14.5, 25.9
Regional referral hospital 533 (57.1) 53.9, 60.3 120 (63.5) 56.3, 70.1
District hospital 116 (12.4) 10.5, 14.7 32 (16.9) 12.2, 23.0
Residence, n = 1076
Rural 583 (65.1) 62.0, 68.2 113 (62.4) 55.1, 69.2
Urban 312 (34.9) 31.8, 38.0 68 (37.6) 30.8, 44.9
Age, n = 1080
 < 15 22 (2.5) 1.6, 3.7 5 (2.7) 1.1, 6.4
15–34 387 (43.2) 40.0, 46.5 67 (36.2) 29.6, 43.4
35–60 449 (50.2) 46.9, 53.4 94 (50.8) 43.6, 58.0
 > 60 37 (4.1) 3.0, 5.7 19 (10.3) 6.6, 15.6
Sex
Male 590 (63.2) 60.1, 66.3 119 (63) 55.8, 69.6
Female 343 (36.8) 33.7, 39.9 70 (37) 30.4, 44.2
Pregnancy status*, n = 413
Pregnant 13 (3.8) 2.2, 6.4 5 (7.1) 3.0, 16.3
Breastfeeding 11 (3.2) 1.8, 5.7 5 (7.1) 3.0, 16.3
None 319 (93) 89.8, 95.3 60 (85.7) 75.2, 92.2
Nature of employment, n = 1060
Unemployed 280 (31.7) 28.7, 34.8 72 (40.9) 33.8, 48.4
Self employed 402 (45.5) 42.2, 48.8 73 (41.5) 34.4, 48.9
Employed 202 (22.9) 20.2, 25.7 31 (17.6) 12.6, 24.0
Marital Status, n = 1069
Married 446 (50.6) 47.3, 53.9 89 (47.3) 40.3, 54.5
Single 217 (24.6) 21.9, 27.6 50 (26.6) 20.7, 33.4
Divorced 25 (2.8) 1.9, 4.2 3 (1.6) 0.5, 4.9
Separated 137 (15.6) 13.3, 18.1 39 (20.7) 15.5, 27.2
Widowed 56 (6.4) 4.9, 8.2 7 (3.7) 1.8, 7.6
Alcohol use, n = 816
Never 412 (62) 58.2, 65.6 91 (60.3) 52.2, 67.8
Ever used 253 (38) 34.4, 41.8 60 (39.7) 32.2, 47.8
Cigarette smoking, n = 816
Never 541 (81.4) 78.2, 84.1 120 (79.5) 72.2, 85.2
Ever used 124 (18.6) 15.9, 21.8 31 (20.5) 14.8, 27.8
  1. *Among females, CI–confidence interval