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Table 5 Distribution of clinical characteristics of cases of tuberculosis with multimorbidity according to TB treatment outcome status in Brazil, 2011

From: Prevalence and patterns of multimorbidity among tuberculosis patients in Brazil: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Cured Not cured p value
   n (%) n (%)  
Type of treatment (454) New case 265 (71.1) 108 (28.9) <0.001*
  Relapse 18 (54.5) 15 (45.5)  
  Return after abandonment 6 (28.6) 15 (71.4)  
  Transferred 13 (48.1) 14 (51.9)  
TB form (454) Pulmonary 250(67.2) 122 (32.8) 0.508*
  Extrapulmonary 47 (65.3) 25 (34.7)  
  Pulmonary + extrapulmonary 5 (50.0) 5 (50.0)  
Tuberculin skin test (58) Negative 15 (55.5) 12 (44.5) <0.001**
  Positive 30 (96.8) 1 (3.2)  
X-ray suspicious of TB (384) No 17 (53.1) 15 (46.9) 0.136*
  Yes 234 (66.5) 118 (33.5)  
Initial bacilloscopy (377) Negative 63 (62.4) 38 (37.6) 0.295*
  Positive 188 (68..1) 88 (31.9)  
Culture (105) Negative 17 (54.8) 14 (45.2) 0.271*
  Positive 49 (66.2) 25 (33.8)  
Histopathologic examination (64) Not suggestive of TB 0 (0) 3 (100) 0.015**
  AFB positive 8 (42.1) 11 (57.9)  
  Suggestive of TB 28 (66.7) 14 (33.3)  
Under DOTS (377) No 112 (62.9) 66 (37.1) 0.009*
  Yes 150 (75.4) 49 (24.6)  
Occupational disease (289) No 193 (68.7) 88 (31.3) 0.698**
  Yes 6 (75.0) 2 (25.0)  
  1. AFB Acid fast bacilli, DOTS Directly observed treatment short, MM Multimorbidity, TB Tuberculosis.
  2. *Pearson chi-square test.
  3. **Likelihood-ratio chi-square test.