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Table 8 TB treatment outcomes during follow-up according to group assignment

From: The SCIDOTS Project: Evidence of benefits of an integrated tobacco cessation intervention in tuberculosis care on treatment outcomes

Outcome Comparison Group, DOTS only (n = 46) Intervention Group, DOTS + SCI (n = 40) p-valuea
  no. (%)  
End of 2 months    
Treatment interrupted 4 (8.7%) 0 (0%) 0.120
Treatment in progress 42 (91.3%) 40 (100.0%)  
End of 4 months    
Treatment interrupted 7 (15.2%) 1 (2.5) 0.045
Treatment in progress 39 (84.8%) 39 (97.5%)  
End of 6 months    
Cured 16 (34.8%) 25 (62.5%) 0.031
Treatment completed 6 (13.0%) 3 (7.5%)  
Treatment interrupted 7 (15.2%) 1 (2.5%)  
Treatment failed 3 (6.5%) 0 (0%)  
Treatment in progress 14 (30.4%) 11 (27.5%)  
Overall treatment outcome    
Cured 24 (52.2%) 32 (80.0%) 0.019
Treatment completed 12 (26.1%) 7 (17.5%)  
Treatment interrupted 7 (15.2%) 1 (2.5%)  
Treatment failure 3 (6.5%) 0 (0%)  
  1. aFisher's exact test was applied in calculating p-values.
  2. DOTS = directly observed therapy short-course; SCI = smoking cessation intervention