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Table 4 Sputum smear status of study participants at 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th months of anti-TB treatment period in South- Eastern Amhara Region, Ethiopia, September 2013-March 2015

From: Diabetes mellitus is associated with increased mortality during tuberculosis treatment: a prospective cohort study among tuberculosis patients in South-Eastern Amahra Region, Ethiopia

Type of patients
Sputum smear status All TB n (%) TBNDM n (%) TBDM n (%) P-value
2nd month (n = 345)     
 Positive 61 (17.7) 56 (17.6) 5 (18.5)  
 Negative 284 (82.3) 262 (82.4) 22 (81.5) 1.00*
3rd month (n = 63)     
 Positive 22 (34.9) 19 (32.8) 3 (60.0)  
 Negative 41 (65.1) 39 (67.2) 2 (40.0) 0.33*
5th month (n = 324)     
 Positive 9 (2.8) 9 (3.0) -  
 Negative 316 (97.2) 290 (97.0) 26 (100.0) 1.00*
6th month (n = 318)     
 Positive 1 (0.3) 1 (0.3) -  
 Negative 317 (99.7) 291 (99.7) 26 (100.0) 1.00*
  1. TB: tuberculosis, TBNDM: TB without DM, TBDM: TB and DM
  2. *Fisher’s exact test