Table 1: Characteristics of transferred-out patients at the selected health units, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2011–2015 (N=143).

CharacteristicsTransfer out(N=143 )
Number (%)
Arrivals (N=105)
Number (%)
Non arrivals (N=38)
Number (%)

SexMale84(58.7)63(75)21(25)
Female59(41.2)42(71.2)17(28.8)

Age (years)≤ 1826(18.2)20(76.9)6(23.1)
19-3472(50.3)47(65.3)25(34.7)
35-5428(19.6)26(92.9)2(7.1)
≥ 5517(11.9)12(70.5)5(29.4)
Total143105(73.4)38(26.6)

Category of TBNew143(100)105(73.4)38(36.2)
Retreatment---

Type of TBPTB/smear positive22(15.4)14(63.6)8(36.4)
PTB/smear negative47(33)40(85%)7(15)
EPTB74(51.7)51(68.9)23(31.1)

HIV StatusNegative64(44.7)43(67.2)21(32.8)
Positive33(23.1)24(72.7)9(27.3)
Unknown46(32.2)38(82.6)8(17.4)

ResidencyRural73(51)62(85)11(15)
Urban62(43.4)43(49.4)19(30.6)
Unknown8(5.6)08(100)

Transferred toHospital59(41.3)45(76.3)14(23.7)
Health center84(58.7)60(71.4)24(28.6)

Year of registration201135(24.4)19(54.3)16(45.7)
201219(13.3)11(57.9)8(42.1)
201329(20.3)24(82.8)5(17.2)
201436(25.2)31(86)5(13.9)
201524(16.8)20(83.3)4(16.7)
Total143105(73.4)38(26.6)

Abbreviations. HIV: human immune deficiency virus, TB: tuberculosis, PTB: pulmonary tuberculosis, and EPTB: extra pulmonary tuberculosis