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Table 2 DST method and the source of presumptive RR-TB cases

From: Characteristics of rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis detection in China, 2015–2019

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total P value
(n = 10 019) (n = 11 423) (n = 13 069) (n = 15 066) (n = 18 623) (n = 68 200)
DST method
 Rapid 2407 (24.0) 3714 (32.5) 5623 (43.0) 8378 (55.6) 12 501 (67.1) 32 623 (47.8) 0.000
 Traditional 7612 (76.0) 7709 (67.5) 7445 (57.0) 6688 (44.4) 6122 (32.9) 35 577 (52.2)  
The source of presumptive RR-TB cases
 County-level hospital 6224 (62.1) 6722 (58.8) 7469 (57.2) 11 133 (73.9) 14 155 (76.0) 45 703 (67.0) 0.000
 Prefecture-level and above hospitals 3795 (37.9) 4701 (41.2) 5600 (42.8) 3933 (26.1) 4468 (24.0) 22 497 (33.0)  
  1. Data are presented as n (%)
  2. DST Drug susceptibility testing, RR-TB Rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis