Volume 10, Number 9—September 2004
New Measurable Indicator for Tuberculosis Case Detection
|Notification rate smear-+ TB per 100,000||Prevalence rate smear-+ TB per 100,000||PDR||Ref|
aTB, tuberculosis; +, postive; PDR, patient diagnostic rate; ref, reference number.
bIn the Philippines, total prevalence was 310/100,000. Of 50 cases with drug susceptibility results and known treatment history, 37 (74%) had not been previously treated. The assumption was that 74% of prevalent smear-positive patients had not been previously treated. In Korea, total prevalence was 93/100,000. The prevalence of new smear-positive TB was obtained from the unpublished survey report.