Tuberculosis Research and Treatment / 2019 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

The Presence of Cough and Tuberculosis: Active Case Finding Outcomes in the Philippines

Table 1

(a) General demographics at each step of the TB Screening Program.

Stage 1: Suspected Cases (N= 2696)Stage 2: Needed Referral (N=1290)Stage 3: Attended RHU (N=333)TB Positive  
(N=53)
n(%)n(%)n(%)n(%)

% of prior stage2696/463558.21290/269647.8333/12902653/33315.9
Female14760.66890.51870.6280.5
Male12200.56010.51460.4250.5
Registered in PhilHealth114200.56940.51720.5300.6

Mean(SD)Mean(SD)Mean(SD)Mean(SD)

Average Age37.721.436.522.438.223.244.918.5
Average Household Size4.82.44.82.44.62.552.8
Average Household Income (PHP per person per day)22.925.820.420.320.722.118.610.2

1PhilHealth is the Philippine government-owned nation health insurance program.
(b) Demographic characteristics of referred and not referred participants

CharacteristicReferred RHU  
(n = 1290)
Not referred  
(n = 1406)
P-valueSignificance

meanSDmeanSDFor difference in means
Age36.522.927.323.1<0.001
 Child5.44.05.23.80.6338
 Adult46.616.543.517.2<0.001

HH.size4.82.44.92.20.1859
HH.income2649.32570.63353.63571.6<0.001

NumberDenominatorNumberDenominatorFor difference in proportions

Male601211615152116<0.001
Female689251918302519<0.001
Phil. health694463518654635<0.001

P value of <0.001 was considered to be statistically highly significant.

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