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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical descriptions of tuberculosis contacts in 46 health facilities of southern Lima, Peru, 2016–2018 (n = 977)

From: Implementation of isoniazid preventive therapy in southern Lima, Peru: an analysis of health center characteristics

Characteristics Category n (%)
Contact age range Under 5 years old 616 (63)
5 to 19 years 361 (37)
Contact sex Male 551 (56)
Female 426 (44)
Index patient tuberculosis diagnosis Pulmonary 925 (95)
Extrapulmonary 52 (5)
Index patient sputum smear microscopy result Positive 772 (79)
Negative 205 (21)
Index patient treatment completiona Successful 833 (85)
Not successful 135 (14)
No information 9 (1)
  1. aTreatment outcome categories follow standard WHO definitions; successful outcomes include cure and treatment completion, while unsuccessful outcomes include death, loss to follow-up, and treatment failure [17]