Table 4: Treatment outcomes of transferred out TB patients who arrived at their receiving facility in Tigray, Ethiopia, 2011–2015 ( = 105).

CharacteristicsTreatment outcome n(%)
CuredTreatment completedDefaultFailureDeathTransfer outP-value

SexMale6(9.5)46(73)3(4.7)2(3)4(6.3)2(3)0.062
Female041(95.3)002(4.7)0

Age(years)182(9.5)18(85.7)001(4.7)0
19-344(8.5)38(80.6)1(2)2(4.2)1(2)1(2)
35-54019(73)2(7.7)04(15.4)1(3.8)
55012(100)0000
Total6(5.7)87(82.8)3((2.8)2(1.9)6(5.7)2(1.9)

ResidencyUrban4(9.3)36(8.4)1(2.3)01(2.3)1(2.3)0.461
Rural2(3.2)51(81)2(3.2)2(3.2)5(7.9)1(1.6)

Category of TBNew6(5.7)86(82)3(2.8)2(1.9)6(5.7)2(1.9)
Retreatment------

Type of TBPTB/Smear positive6(42.8)6(42.8)01(7.1)1(7.1)00.062
PTB/Smear negative035(85.4)1(2.4)1(2.4)2(4.9)2(4.9)
EPTB046(90.2)2(3.9)03(5.9)0

HIV statusNegative4(9.3)36(83.7)2(4.6)01(2.3)00.156
Positive1(4)19(76)004(19)1(4)
Unknown1(2.6)32(84.2)1(2.6)2(5.2)1(2.6)1(2.6)

Time period b/n transfer-out & transfer- in8 days5(6.1)70(85.4)2(2.4)1(1.2)3(3.7)1(1.2)0.164
8-30 days09(75)003(25)0
30 days1(9.1)9(81.8)01(9.1)00

Treatment centerHospital3(6.5)38(84.4)1(2.2)03(6.5)00.641
Health center3(4.9)49(80.3)2(3.3)2(3.3)3(4.9)2(3.3)

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