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Volume 22, Number 3—March 2016

Patient Diagnostic Rate as Indicator of Tuberculosis Case Detection, South Africa

Mareli M. ClaassensComments to Author , Cari van Schalkwyk, Rory Dunbar, Helen Ayles, and Nulda Beyers
Author affiliations: Desmond Tutu TB Centre and Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, South Africa (M.M. Claassens, R. Dunbar, N. Beyers); The South African Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation Centre of Excellence in Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis at Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa (C. van Schalkwyk); London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK (H. Ayles); Zambart, Lusaka, Zambia (H. Ayles)

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Table 2

Patient diagnostic rate per ZAMSTAR community in the Western Cape of South Africa, stratified by HIV status, 2010*

Community Patient diagnostic rate†
HIV– (95% CI) HIV+ (95% CI)
A 0.74 (0.4–1.09) 1.63 (1.01–2.26)
B 0.30 (0.14–0.46) 4.16 (0.81–7.51)
C 0.28 (0.18–0.38) 1.61 (0.67–2.55)
D 0.27 (0.15–0.38) 0.81 (0.55–1.08)
E 0.23 (0.12–0.34) 1.09 (0.55–1.62)
F 0.33 (0.21–0.45) 2.01 (0.83–3.19)
G 0.61 (0.37–0.86) 2.64 (1.51–3.76)
0.35 (0.24–0.47)
1.99 (1.22–2.76)
Total 0.34 (0.29–0.39) 1.53 (1.27–1.79)

*ZAMSTAR, Zambian South African Tuberculosis and AIDS Reduction trial; HIV–, HIV-negative; HIV+, HIV positive.
†Rate at which prevalent case-patients are recruited by tuberculosis programs, per person-year, calculated by dividing the notification rate by prevalence.

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