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Natl J Community Med. 2016; 7(9): 763-767

Factors Associated With Treatment Defaulter among Tuberculosis Patients Registered Under RNTCP in Surat City, Gujarat

Khushbu Patel, Dhwani Patel, Kinjalkumar Patel, Prakash Patel, Swati Patel, RK Bansal.

"Introduction: Defaulting from treatment has been one of the major drawbacks to treatment management and represents an important challenge for TB control program. This study was conducted to assess factors associated with treatment defaulter among TB patients in Surat city.
Method: All TB patients registered RNTCP in Surat city from July to August 2016 were include in study. This study was comparing previously treatment defaulter and newly diagnosed TB patients.
Result: In this study observed that male gender, age more than 30 years, migrant status, illiteracy unskilled labour word, lower socio-economic class, tobacco consumption, alcohol habite were significantly associated (P

Key words: Tuberculosis, previously treatment defaulter, Surat, new case of TB

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