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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of patients with PTB at the Limbe Regional and Kumba District Hospitals, Southwest Region of Cameroon, 2015

From: Prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms in adult patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in the Southwest Region of Cameroon

Variable Description N (%)
Sputum smear at time of diagnosis Positive 204 (77)
Negative 61 (23)
Treatment status New case 213 (80.4)
Retreatment c 52 (19.6)
Treatment phase Intensive 146 (55.1)
Continuation 119 (44.9)
Patient status at time of study Hospitalised 106 (40)
Outpatient 159 (60)
Other co-morbid conditions Yes 100 (37.7)
No 165 (62.3)
TB/HIV co-infection Yes 88 (33.2)
No 177 (66.8)
Family history of mental illness Yes 68 (25.7)
No 197 (64.3)