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Volume 17, Number 10—October 2011

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Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Women, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Max R. O’DonnellComments to Author , Jennifer Zelnick, Lise Werner, Iqbal Master, Marian Loveday, C. Robert Horsburgh, and Nesri Padayatchi
Author affiliations: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA (M.R. O’Donnell); Centre for AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, Durban, South Africa (M.R. O’Donnell, L. Werner, N. Padayatchi); Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, New York, New York, USA (J. Zelnick); King George V Hospital, Sydenham, South Africa (I. Master); Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa (M. Loveday); Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (C.R. Horsburgh)

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Table A1

Trends in hospital admissions for MDR TB and XDR TB and HIV prevalence among adults >18 years admitted to King George V Hospital, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa*

MDR TB patients
XDR TB patients
HIV prevalence†
Year of hospital admission Male, no. (%), n = 2,150 Female, no. (%), n = 1,987 Male, no. (%), n = 155 Female, no. (%), n = 222 Male, no. (%), n = 1,083 Female, no. (%), n = 1,431
2003 275 (59.8) 185 (40.2) 3 (50.0) 3 (50.0) 80 (51) 64 (74)
2004 231 (54.5) 193 (45.5) 2 (40.0) 3 (60.0) 82 (55) 94 (72)
2005 268 (51.6) 251 (48.4) 15 (41.7) 21 (58.3) 126 (63) 159 (75)
2006 321 (51.0) 309 (49.0) 29 (37.2) 49 (62.3) 143 (61) 221 (76)
2007 532 (50.9) 514 (49.1) 61 (44.5) 76 (55.5) 331 (66) 432 (81)
2008 523 (49.4) 535 (50.61) 45 (39.1) 70 (60.9) 321 (66) 461 (81)
Cochran-Armitage test for trend, p value <0.001 0.68 <0.001 0.003

*MDR TB, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis; XDR TB, extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.

†HIV prevalence among MDR TB and XDR TB patients with known HIV test results.

*MDR TB, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis; XDR TB, extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.

†HIV prevalence among MDR TB and XDR TB patients with known HIV test results.

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