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Proportion (%) of tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS

Full name:
Proportion (%) of tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS
Type of measure:
Population-weighted country group average, Proportion
Data source:
European Health for All database
Data source notes:
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes:
Proportion (%) of tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS
Indicator code: E040305.T This indicator shares the definition with the parent indicator \"Estimated incidence of tuberculosis per 100 000\".

Data collection for indicator 040305: % of tuberclosis cases detected under DOTS, as well as indicator 040306: Proportion of tuberculosis cases cured under DOTS, has been discontinued.

-WHO estimates of TB incidence, prevalence and deaths are based on a consultative and analytical process; they are revised annually to reflect new information gathered through surveillance and from special studies, such as surveys of the prevalence of infection and disease. For details of estimation methods see:

-TB case detection means that TB is diagnosed in a patient and is reported within the national surveillance system, and then to WHO. The case detection rate under DOTS is calculated as the number of cases notified within areas covered by DOTS programme divided by the estimated number of cases in the whole country, expressed as a percentage.

-Treatment success in DOTS programmes is the percentage of new smear-positive patients that are cured (negative on sputum smear examination), plus the percentage that complete a course of treatment, without bacteriological confirmation of cure.