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Table 1 Positive MTB cases detected by microscopy in Namibia from July 2012 to April 2013, by region and sex

From: Evaluation of the Xpert® MTB/RIF assay and microscopy for the diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Namibia

Region Sex Total
Male Female
No. % No. % No %
Khomas 28 14.7 47 18.9 75 17.1
Kavango 19 10.0 12 4.8 31 7.1
Oshikoto 32 16.8 22 8.8 54 12.3
Ohangwena 25 13.2 34 13.7 59 13.4
Kunene 2 1.1 4 1.6 6 1.4
llKaras 10 5.3 10 5.3 31 7.1
Oshana 25 13.2 48 19.3 73 16.6
Otjozondjupa 5 2.6 11 4.4 16 3.6
Erongo 11 5.8 11 4.4 22 5
Hardap 4 2.1 10 4 14 3.2
Omusati 25 13.2 27 10.8 52 11.1
Zambezi 2 1.1 0 0 2 0.5
Omaheke 2 1.1 2 0.8 4 0.9
Total 190 100 238 100 428 100