Table 3: Characteristics of transferred out patients with regard to type of TB at the selected health units, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2011–2015 (N=143).

CharacteristicsType of TB
PTB/smear positivePTB/smear negativeEPTB Total

SexFemale5(8.5)20(33.9)34(57.6)59(41.3)
Male17(20.2)27(31.1)40(47.6)84(58.7)
Total22(15.4)47(32.9)74(51.7)143

Age≤ 182(7.7)6(23.1)18(69.2)26(18.2)
19-3417(23.6)24(33.3)31(43.1)72(50.3)
35-541(3.6)10(35.7)17(60.7)28(19.6)
≥ 552(11.8)7(41.2)8(47.1)17(11.9)
Total22(15.4)47(32.9)74(51.7)143

ResidencyRural7(9.6)29(39.7)37(50.7)73(51)
Urban15(24.2)18(29)29(46.8)62(43.4)
Unknown008(100)8(5.6)
Total22(15.4)47(32.9)74(51.7)143

HIV statusPositive8(24.2)16(48.5)9(27.3)33(23.)
Negative10(15.6)12(18.6)42(65.6)64(44.8)
Unknown4(8.7)19(41.3)23(50)46(32.2)
Total22(15.4)47(32.9)74(51.7)143

Year of transfer out201111(33.3)3(9.1)19(57.6)33(23)
20121(5.6)7(38.9)10(55.6)18(12.6)
20131(4.2)10(41.7)13(54.2)24(16.8)
20145(11.9)21(50)16(38.1)42(29.4)
20155(19.2)5(19.2)16(61.6)26(18.2)
Total23(16.1)46(32.2)74(51.7)143

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