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Table 2 Characteristics of TB in children: intervention and control districts (May-Dec 2008)

From: Childhood tuberculosis deskguide and monitoring: An intervention to improve case management in Pakistan

  Intervention Control A P-value Control B P-value
TB cases all ages 530   761   < 0.05 580   0.08
Childhood TB (< 15 y) 37 (7%) 100 (13%)   57 (10%)  
TB case notification rate/ 100000 population         
   All ages 18   63    18   
   Children < 15 y (95% CI) 1.3 (1.0-1.7) 8.6 (7.0-10.2)   1.8 (1.3-2.2)  
Age groups Age groups         
   < 2 years 0   17 (17%) < 0.05 3 (5%) 0.16
   2-5 years 1 (3%) 27 (27%)   5 (9%)  
   6-14 years 36 (97%) 55 (56%)   49 (86%)  
   Total 37 (100%) 99 (100%)   57 (100%)  
Type of TB         
   PTB 21 (57%) 76 (76%) < 0.05 33 (58%)  
   EPTB 16 (43%) 7 (7%)   24 (42%)  
   Not specified 0   17 (17%)   0   
   Total 37 (100%) 100 (100%)   57 (100%)