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Table 6 TB treatment outcome of study participants, 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

Characteristics All TB n (%) TBNDM n (%) TBDM n (%) P-value
Treatment outcome     
 Curea 317 (24.1) 291 (24.1) 26 (23.9) 0.95
 Treatment completeda 911 (69.3) 844 (70.0) 67 (61.5) 0.06
 Deatha 57 (4.3) 42 (3.5) 15 (13.8) <0.001
 Treatment failurea 15 (1.1) 14 (1.2) 1 (0.9) 1.00*
 Defaultera 14 (1.1) 14 (1.2) - -
 Total 1314 (100.0) 1205 (91.7) 109 (8.3)  
Over all treatment outcome (n = 1314)     
 Successful 1228 (93.5) 1135 (94.2) 93 (85.3)  
 Unsuccessful 86 (6.5) 70 (5.8) 16 (14.7) <0.001
Adherence to TB treatment     
 Poor 18 (1.4) 18 (1.5) -  
 Good 1296 (98.6) 1187 (98.5) 109 (100.0) 0.39
Adherence to DM therapy     
 Poor 64 (58.7) - 64 (58.7) -
 Good 45 (51.3) - 45 (51.3)  
  1. TB: tuberculosis, TBNDM: TB without DM, TBDM: TB and DM, DM: diabetes mellitus
  2. *Fisher’s exact test
  3. aEach outcome is compared to other treatment outcome category