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Table 1 Demographic, disease and location characteristics of leprosy cases in northwest Bangladesh, detected from January 2000 to April 2019

From: Geospatial epidemiology of leprosy in northwest Bangladesh: a 20-year retrospective observational study

  All cases
Total N = 20 623 (100%)
Sex  
  Male 11 649 (56.5%)
  Female 8974 (44.5%)
Age at diagnosis (years)  
  Below 15 2589 (12.6%)
  15 to 24 4035 (19.6%)
  25 to 34 4027 (19.2%)
  35 to 44 3916 (19.0%)
  45 to 54 3334 (16.2%)
  55 and older 2722 (13.2%)
Group  
  Paucibacillary (PB) 15 319 (74.3%)
  Multibacillary (MB) 5301 (25.7%)
  Unknown 3
Skin smear  
  Negative 16 546 (89.1%)
  Positive 2029 (9.9%)
  Unknown 2048
Disability  
  Grade 0 17 809 (86.4%)
  Grade 1 1441 (7.0%)
  Grade 2 1367 (6.6%)
  Unknown 6
Mode of detection  
  Survey 1524 (7.4%)
  Referred 2107 (10.2%)
  Voluntary 15 582 (75.6%)
  Contact 1390 (6.7%)
  Unknown 20
District  
 Nilphamari 7928 (38.4%)
  Panchagarh 2001 (9.7%)
  Rangpur 7825 (37.9%)
  Thakurgaon 2869 (13.9%)
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