A retrospective study on tuberculosis treatment outcomes at Jinka General Hospital, southern Ethiopia

Biniam Wondale, Girmay Medihn, Takele Teklu, Wondmeneh Mersha, Mesfin Tamirat, Gobena Ameni

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Abstract

Objective: Information on tuberculosis (TB) treatment outcomes would be useful for the improvement of the TB control program. The aim of the present study was to evaluate treatment outcomes of TB and identify associated factors in TB patients at the Jinka General Hospital (JGH), remote Zone of Ethiopia. Result: The result showed that 13.1% (154/1172) of the cases were cured, 60.9% treatment completed, 10.2% died and 9.1% were lost to follow-up. Thus, the overall treatment success rate was 74%. Male patients [AOR = 0.70 (0.52-0.93)] and HIV co-infected patients [AOR = 0.67 (0.45-0.98)] were associated with unsuccessful treatment outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number680
JournalBMC Research Notes
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 4 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • DOTS
  • Jinka
  • South Omo
  • Treatment outcomes
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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