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Table 5 Equity mapping in TB control--possible indicators to measure equity: Recommendations from the deliberations of the Working groups

From: Addressing poverty through disease control programmes: examples from Tuberculosis control in India

Specified groups Possible indicators
Below Poverty Line • Number of BPL chest symptomatics screened for tuberculosis/Total chest symptomatics suspects screened
  • Number of BPL screened for Extra-pulmonary TB/Total Extra-pulmonary TB suspects screened
Linkages with social welfare schemes • Number of TB patients availing social welfare schemes/Total number of TB patients
  • Number of TB patients availing social welfare schemes/Total number of persons availing these schemes
PLWHA, Tobacco users, Diabetics, Drug abusers • Number knowing their TB status/Total number of such patients
Primitive tribal groups (PTG) • Number of PTG availing diagnostic services/Total population of PTG; Sputum positive cases/Total suspects screened
Chemoprophylaxis • Number of eligible children receiving INH chemoprophylaxis/Total eligible children
Contact tracing • Number of eligible contacts screened for TB/Total number of eligible contacts