Table 2: Characteristics of transferred-out patients with regard to time period between transfer out and transfer at the selected health units, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2011–2015 (N=104).

CharacteristicsTime period between transfer out and transfer in
<8 days8-30 days >30 days Total

SexFemale30(69.7)8(19)4(9.3)42
Male51(83.6)4(6.4)7(11.5)62

Age≤ 1819(90.5)1(4.7)1(4.7)21
19-3431(67.4)6(13)9(19.5)46
35-5420(80)4(16)1(4)25
≥ 5511(91.7)1(8.3)012
Total81(77)12(11.4)11(10.6)104

ResidencyRural51(82.3)7(11.3)4(6.5)62
Urban30(71.4)5(11.9)7(16.7)42

HIV statusPositive15(62.5)6(25)3(12.5)24
Negative37(88.1)1(2.4)4(9.5)42
Unknown29(76.3)5(13.2)4(10.5)38

Type of TBPTB /smear positive10(71.4)2(14.3)2(14.3)14
PTB/ smear negative31(77.5)4(10)5(12.5)40
EPTB40(80)6(12)4(8)50

Transferred toHospital36(80)5(11.1)4(8.9)45
Health center45(76.2)7(11.9)7(11.9)59

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