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Table 3 Treatment outcomes for control and intervention groups

From: Effects of financial incentives for treatment supporters on tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Swaziland: a pragmatic interventional study

  Control N,% (95 % CI) Intervention N,% (95 % CI) p-value
Treatment success 553, 60.4 % 117, 72.7 % 0.003*
(57.2–63.5 %) (65.8–79.6 %)
Treatment completion 423, 46.2 % 98, 60.9 % 0.001*
(43.0–49.4 %) (53.4–68.4 %)
Cure 130, 14.2 % 19, 11.8 % 0.426
(11.9–16.5 %) (6.8–16.8 %)
Incomplete treatment 339, 37.0 % 40, 24.8 % 0.003*
(33.9–40.1 %) (18.1–31.5 %)
Default 98, 10.7 % 14, 8.7 % 0.443
(8.7–12.7 %) (4.3–13.1 %)
Death 215, 23.5 % 17, 10.6 % <0.001*
(20.8–26.2 %) (5.8–15.4 %)
Treatment failure 26, 2.8 % 9, 5.6 % 0.069
(1.7–3.9 %) (2.0–9.2 %)
Transferred out 24, 2.6 % 4, 2.5 % 1.000
(1.6–3.6 %) (0.1–4.9 %)
  1. * p-value <0.05 i.e. statistically significant