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Table 1 Diagnostic results of notified TB cases by year, Sabah, 2012–2018

From: Epidemiology of tuberculosis in Sabah, Malaysia, 2012–2018

Year Bacteriologically confirmed GeneXpert® Culture Smear microscopy
Number of cases tested Proportion of cases tested Proportion of tests positive Number of cases tested Proportion of cases tested Proportion of tests positive Number of cases tested Proportion of cases tested Proportion of tests positive
2012 74.3% 12 0.3% 0.0% 2232 50.8% 11.3% 4227 96.3% 76.6%
2013 73.1% 15 0.3% 6.7% 3223 71.2% 13.5% 4363 96.4% 75.1%
2014 72.8% 27 0.6% 29.6% 4108 86.5% 22.4% 4598 96.9% 74.5%
2015 74.0% 80 1.8% 41.3% 3620 81.1% 28.4% 4328 97.0% 75.3%
2016 74.1% 149 3.0% 88.6% 3971 80.2% 29.2% 4827 97.5% 74.0%
2017 70.0% 74 1.4% 71.6% 3981 78.0% 28.6% 5016 98.3% 69.8%
2018 70.0% 46 0.9% 82.6% 3375 67.4% 26.1% 4904 97.9% 70.5%
Total 72.6% 403 1.2% 65.8% 24 510 73.8% 23.7% 32 263 97.2% 73.5%