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Title: A descriptive analysis of TB patients registered for treatment using the Web based Case based Portal

Article Number: EC2/2015/078

Authors: Dr Syed Imran Farooq Irshad Ali, Dr Jayashree Shinde, Dr Minni Khetarpal, Dr Manohar H Pawar

Topic: Public Health


Objectives: To describe the major characteristics of Revised National TB Control Programme notified TB cases in district Byculla, Mumbai from January 2013 through December 2013

Design: Descriptive analysis of 1024 reported TB cases extracted from the Web based case based portal of RNTCP-NIKSHAY

Setting: Twenty, Primary, secondary and tertiary health care centres across the district of Byculla, Mumbai


Population: A multivariate population of TB patients of all ages and gender with confirmed TB registered in NIKSHAY by the district of Byculla, Mumbai from January 2013 to December 2013


Main outcome measure: Microbiologically or clinically conformed TB case registered 



The Total TB case notification rate was found to be 213 per 1,00,000 population in the year 2013.The highest proportion, 24.8% (p<0.000) of TB cases were notified in the age group 15-24 although the peak (22.5%) for females was observed in the age group 25-34 years. Extra pulmonary TB was calculated to be 34% (p<0.000) but was disproportionately high (48%) in the females. 31% (p,0.000) of the patients sputum result was “NA”


    COMMENT - 1

  • Daniel Chirundu (Viewer) 16th Nov 2015 - 12:25 PM
    Was this an analysis of a data set?

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  • NDWIGA TARATISIO (Viewer) 16th Nov 2015 - 3:32 PM
    from the results, what did you conclude and recommend?

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  • OBAJEMU ALICE OLUWATOSIN (Viewer) 17th Nov 2015 - 2:40 PM
    I seem not to understand the article. What's your conclusion please

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  • NDWIGA TARATISIO (Viewer) 17th Nov 2015 - 4:57 PM
    In simple terms, the conclusions and recommendations are missing in your abstract.

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  • Michael Sello Seahloli (Viewer) 18th Nov 2015 - 2:18 AM
    This article is in-complete. I agree with the previews viewers please post more information.

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  • UFUOMA ADUH (Viewer) 19th Nov 2015 - 9:11 AM
    The main outcome measure of your study was bacteriologically or cliniccally confirmed cases from the data set.
    Yet, this findings were not reported in the article. I suggest you provide this information.